Tuesday, the 21st week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Martyrdom of John the Baptist
Readings for today’s Mass
As i read this beautiful Psalm 139, today's responsorial, i envision a poet who is caught in such emotion. Or maybe it's a first time father or mother who marvels at the delicate complexity of a newborn baby, of the human form. "You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know. My bones are not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, fashioned in the depths of the earth"
Perhaps the poet goes beyond himself and knows his interrelationship with other life forms. Maybe the poet has just discovered his own creative spark that enables him to work with God in the creative process. Surely he is overwhelmed with the power of the Lord to do marvelous things which leads to a profound expression of gratitude.
In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis also reflects on the wonders of God's creation and challenges us all to responsible participation in it.
In varying degrees, i think we all carry a creative spark that lets us stand in wonder of all that God has done. How might you express gratitude for all that God has done? For the wonder of yourself?