Saturday – HH. Cornelius, pope, and Cyprianus, b. mrt.

H. Cornelius was pope from 251 to 253. He fought the teachings of Novatian. Cyprian helped maintain authority.


May I hereby draw your attention to
the daily reading of the Gospel?

This invitation wants to share with You the joy
of the Gospel. Everyone, no one except,
can experience that joy by opening their hearts
to the healing power of God’s word.

Available every day


‘This Word is trustworthy’. This occurs in the three pastoral letters – nowhere else. This is a tie of unity of authorship among many other elements. The letters contain many short prayers. Also here and there is a short formula of faith, such as: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’. In 1, 16-17, we even clearly find a short piece of hymnody.


FIRST READING          1 Tim. 1, 15-17

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

From the holy apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy

Dear one,

This word is trustworthy and utterly believable :
“Christ Jesus has come into the world to save sinners.”
And the first of them is me.
For this very reason, mercy has been shown to me :
Jesus Christ wanted to prove all his longsuffering,
to me first, as a model for all
who in the future would trust in Him
and gain eternal life.
To the King of the ages,
to the imperishable, invisible, only God
be honour and glory throughout the ages of ages!

INTERLUDIUM              Hymn Ps. 113(112), 1-2, 3-4, 5a, 6-7

The Name of the Lord be praised
today and forever.

Or: Alleluia.

Glorified, servants of the Lord,
glorify the Name of the Lord.
The Name of the Lord be praised
today and forever.

From dawn to dusk
every one must worship that Name.
For above the nations the Lord enthrones,
His glory rules the heavens.

Who is like the Lord our God,
Who surveys from high
the firmament and the earth?
Who lifts the powerless from the dust,
from rubbish, heaps takes away the poor.


ALLELUIA               Mt 4:4b

Not from bread alone does man live,
but from all that proceeds from the mouth of God.


GOSPEL               Lk 6:43-49
Why yet do ye call Me: Lord, Lord!
if ye do not do as I say?

From the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to

At that time Jesus said to his disciples :
“There is no good tree that brings forth sick fruit
Nor a sick tree that brings forth good fruit.
“For every tree is known by its fruit ;
one does not pluck figs from thorns,
one does not harvest grapes from a bramble.
“A good man brings forth goodness
from the treasure of goodness in his heart ;
but a bad man brings out the bad
from his treasure of wickedness ;
for his mouth speaks what his heart overflows with.
“Why yet dost thou call Me: Lord, Lord!
if ye do not do as I say?
“Everyone who comes to Me,
listens to My words and acts upon them,
I will make clear to thee whom he resembles.
“He is like the man
who, in building his house, had dug deep
and had laid the foundation on the rocky ground.
“When the deluge came, the storm pounded on that house ;
but the storm did not have the power to rock it
because it was so well built.
“He who listens but does not do,
resembles the man who built his house on the ground,
with no foundation.
“The storm pounded on it and instantly it collapsed
and the destruction of that house was utter.”

Laudato Si

Encyclic of


On the care of the common house

47. Furthermore, when media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply, and to love generously. In this context, the great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distractions of an information overload. Efforts need to be made to help these media become sources of new cultural progress for humanity and not a threat to our deepest riches. True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue, and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution. Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication that enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature. Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. For this reason, we should be concerned that, alongside the exciting possibilities offered by these media, a deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation, can also arise.

To be continued


The Bible text in this issue is taken from The New Translation of the Bible,
©Dutch Bible Society 2004/2007.
Considerations from Liturgical suggestions for weekdays
Laudato Si Official English translation


Gepubliceerd door leopardoel

I am a 91-years old retired Johnson & Johnson researcher, who wants to spend the rest of his years to the spreading of the gospel in a daily blog.

Geef een reactie

%d bloggers liken dit: