Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time

2. This saint of fraternal love, simplicity and joy, who inspired me to write the Encyclical Laudato Si’, prompts me once more to devote this new Encyclical to fraternity and social friendship. Francis felt himself a brother to the sun, the sea and the wind, yet he knew that he was even closer to those of his own flesh. Wherever he went, he sowed seeds of peace and walked alongside the poor, the abandoned, the infirm and the outcast, the least of his brothers and sisters.

President Trump removed his mask after returning to the White House.Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times

“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” President Trump tweeted, on the same day that the White House outbreak spread further and another several hundred Americans died from virus complications.

Rational fear

instead of seeking comfort in capitalism or socialism,  which attempt to relieve anxiety over poverty; can i, as St. Francis, preach Catholicism which guides us to comfort at the feet of JESUS by way of poverty?

Today’s Scriptures

“the one who once was persecuting us

is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”

GAL 1:23

R. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,

with all my ways you are familiar.

PS 139:3

“…you are anxious and worried about many things. 

There is need of only one thing…” 

LK 10:41-42

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