Five Smooth Stones

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for January 22th, 2014
Memorial of St. Vincent

Liturgical texts here

 

 

HOW do we slay the giants in our day of atheism, individualism, narcissism, utilitarianism, Marxism and all the other “isms” that have brought humanity to the point of self-destructing? David answers in today’s first reading:

It is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves. For the battle is the LORD’s and he shall deliver you into our hands.

St. Paul put David’s words into the contemporary light of the new covenant:

For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. (1 Cor 4:20)

It is the power of the Holy Spirit that converts hearts, peoples, and nations. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that illuminates minds to the truth. It is the power of the Holy Spirit so desperately needed in our times. Why do you think Jesus is sending His Mother among us? It is to form that cenacle of the Upper Room once again that a “new Pentecost” may descend upon the Church, setting her and the world aflame! [1]cf. Charismatic?  Part VI

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