Friday, the 33rd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - 117 people martyred in Vietnam between 1820 and 1862
Readings for today’s Mass
Jesus was angry because of the corruption being allowed to take place in the house of God. Jesus shows us that it is OK to be angry. Since we are all made in the image and likeness of God we deserve to be treated as if we are so made. When we see an injustice being done to someone else or even to ourselves it is OK to feel angry about this. What we do with this anger is what matters. When one of our brothers or sisters is treated unfairly because of his or her socioeconomic status or their race do we speak up? Do we try and help? When someone wrongs us, do we express that hurt in a charitable way or do we lash out at them? Or, perhaps even worse, do we hold anger inside, letting it eat away at us? Or maybe we let that anger build until we burst forth with rage.
If you are like me, a people pleaser, it is often hard to confront what makes us angry and speak out against it. This can be done in a constructive manner. When we speak with charity and mercy to those who hurt us, we can do more good than when we speak with fury and rage. When we take action against the injustice shown to those around us and work for change, we are more effective than when we grumble and complain about the wrongs of the world.
Today, if you need to, get angry! Then go do something about it!