Fourth Friday of Ordinary Time

Fourth Friday of Ordinary Time
February 7, 2020

WORD of the DAY

John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” Herodias harbored a grudge against him and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so. (Mark 6: 18-19)

How shall I live this Word?

This passage highlights the rather demented mentality of king Herod. He did not want to behead John the Baptist, as referred to in the Gospel. Herod is a man who is interiorly fragmented because he is totally under the dominion of his mania for power. Even though he esteemed John the Baptist and listened to him willingly, he came to the point of consenting that this man of such high stature be killed by his orders.

Lord, how important it is to live each day in Your Word that leads me on the paths of freedom, the freedom of Your Kingdom. Illumine my conscious so that I may always choose the good and reject evil.

The voice of William Shakespeare, Famous Poet and Playwright

How far the rays of a small candle reach. Thus shines a good deed in an evil world.
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Blog: Comment by Sr. Maria Pia Giudici, FMA

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