First Reading for Mass of Sunday next

How partial we tend to be. We have our likes and our dislikes.

How different is God: God who cares for everything (says the writer of the Book of Wisdom.).

  • What lessons have your learnt from God?
  • What lessons are you still trying to learn; what teaching are you still trying to impress on the way you live?

First reading for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wisdom 12:13,16-19

There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing,
to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly;
Your justice has its source in strength,
your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all.
You show your strength when your sovereign power is questioned
and you expose the insolence of those who know it;
but, disposing of such strength, you are mild in judgement,
you govern us with great lenience,
for you have only to will, and your power is there.
By acting thus you have taught a lesson to your people
how the virtuous man must be kindly to his fellow men,
and you have given your sons the good hope
that after sin you will grant repentance.

Acknowledgements
~ Translation of Scriptures: The Jerusalem Bible © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman  &  Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of  Random House, Inc.
~ Commentary: (c) 2020, Allen Morris
~ Photo: (c) 2018, Allen Morris. Faiths Exhibition. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

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