Sunday, the 12th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - The Nativity of John the Baptist
Readings for today’s Mass
This is the relationship that God has with David and is also something we can all participate in. The poet of today's Psalm 139 shared such a relationship with God, a man after his own heart. At least that is how the poem reads to me. Here are a few of the opening lines:
Lord, you have probed me, you know me
you know when I sit and stand
you understand my thoughts from afar.
You sift through my travels and my rest
with all my ways you are familiar.
Even before a word is on my tongue
Lord, you know it all.
Behind and before you encircle me
and rest your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me
far too lofty for me to reach.
Your prayer time and your spiritual journey are the things that develop a relationship that makes you a man after God's own heart. Are you moving in that direction? What does your prayer life say about the relationship you are pursuing with God? Does God see you as a man or woman after God's own heart?
As you pray the psalm, you might add another line: Lord you searched me and you know me. Now tell me what you know. Be quiet for awhile and be sure to listen.