Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Daily Readings February 27- March 5, 2011

Daily Lectionary

February 27 The Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life—Genesis 2:4-17; Mark 10:1-31
February 28 Man Eats the Forbidden Fruit—Genesis 3:1-24; Mark 10:32-52
March 1 The Passover—Exodus 12:1-14, 17; Mark 11:1-33
March 2 The Wedding in Cana of Galilee—John 2:1-11; Mark 12:13-44
March 3 The Bread from Heaven—Exodus 16:1-15, 31; Luke 4:14-44
March 4 Luke 5:12-39
March 5 Quinquagesima Isaiah 35:3–7, 1 Corinthians 13:1—13, Luke 18:31–43

Look forward to Quinquagesima Sunday March 6, 2011

Isaiah 35:3-7: "Our God will come and save you." With these words the prophet announces both the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but also the proclamation of His Gospel which alone has the power to save and deliver us from all the afflictions of sin.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13: The love of Christ that moved Him to suffer and die for the sins of the whole world is described by St Paul. It is called the greatest of faith, hope, and love, because without Christ's love for us we would have nothing in which to believe and hope.

Luke 18:31-43: Jesus spoke clearly about His passion, death, and resurrection, yet "these things were hidden" from the disciples, so that they did not understand His words. It was necessary that the Son of Man suffer and die alone, for salvation from sin, death, and hell is entirely the work of our Lord. It must be received by us as a gift alone or it cannot be received at all. For their benefit the disciples were prevented from knowing these words, lest anyone of them boast in his superior knowledge or understanding. The mysteries of the faith are revealed to the blind by the Spirit of God, and so, Jesus has mercy upon blind Bartemaeus opening his eyes, in token that the mysteries of salvation are revealed to us so that we might believe in the Lord and give all praise and glory to God.

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