- Thursday, 22 October 2020 : Letter to the Ephesians 3:14-21.
Brothers and sisters: I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
- Thursday, 22 October 2020 : Psalms 33(32):1-2.4-5.11-12.18-19.
Exult, you just, in the LORD; Praise from the upright is fitting. Give thanks to the LORD on the harp; With the ten stringed lyre chant his praises For upright is the word of the LORD, and all his works are trustworthy. And all his works are trustworthy. He loves justice and right; of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full. But the plan of the LORD stands forever; The design of his heart, through all generations. Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he has chosen for his own inheritance. See, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him, upon those who hope for his kindness, But see, the eyes of the LORD are upon those who fear him, Upon those who hope for his kindness, To deliver them from death and preserve them in spite of famine.
- Thursday, 22 October 2020 :
- Thursday, 22 October 2020 : Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 12:49-53.
Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
- Thursday, 22 October 2020 : Commentary Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Everything we are about to do, even if it were a supremely heroic action destroying the foundations of all evil on earth, that act will have no value except to the extent with which our will accords with the will of the Immaculate and, through her, with the will of God (…) It is love in all its profundity (beyond feelings, even though that is also beautiful) that must transform us, through the Immaculate, in God. It should consume us and, through us, set fire to the world and destroy and burn all the evil it finds there. This is the fire of which the Savior said: "I have come to cast fire on the earth and what how I wish that it were already burning!" (Lk 12:49). Consumed by this fire of divine love (I repeat, it is not a question here of sweet tears or of feelings, but of the will, even in the midst of disgust and antipathy), we will set the whole world ablaze! Love never rests but spreads like fire that burns everything. And all of us human beings should tend towards being set alight by this fire of love and that it may burn all souls that are and will be in the world. This is the ideal towards which we should tend. We must remember the words of Jesus: "I have come to set the earth on fire" (Lk 12:49). On our part we should do all we can to make this fire light up more and more every day.
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