Welcome to the
October 14, 2018
in Ordinary Time
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For: "Daily Inspiration for Today"
It's "Food for Thought"Today's Verse:
( Exodus 15:13 )
The Song of Moses
Faithful to you promise, you led the people you had rescued; by your strength you guided them to your sacred land.
Let Us Pray
Recite The Doxology:
Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Recite The Act of Contrition:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest in all my sins, not only because of the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but because they offended You, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confess my sins, do penance, and amend my life. Amen.
Recite The Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell, and on the third day he rose again in ful- fillment of the scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right side of God the Father Almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
The 1st Reading:
( Wisdom 7:7-11 )
( Wisdom 7:7-11 )
Those using the King James Bible may not have this Book
Solomon Declares His Love for Wisdom
Realizing that I was the only human, I prayed and was given understanding. The spirit of Wisdom came to me. I regarded her more highly than any throne or crown. Wealth was nothing com-pared to her. Precious jewels could not equal her worth; beside Wisdom all the gold in the world is a handful of sand, and silver is nothing more than clay. I valued her more than health and good looks. Here is brightness that never grows dim, and I preferred it to any other light.
When Wisdom came to me, all good things came with her. She brought me untold riches.
Alternate 1st Reading:
( Psalm 90:12-17 )
Of God and Human Beings
Teach us how short our life is, so that we may become wise.
How much longer will your anger last? Have pity, O Lord, on your servants! Fill us each morning with your constant love, so that we may sing and be glad all our life. Give us now as much happi-ness as the sadness you gave us during all our years of misery. Let us, your servants, see your mighty deeds; let our descendants see your glorious might. Lord our God, may your blessings be with us. Give us success in all we do!
The 2nd Reading:
( Hebrews 4:12-13 )
A Rest for God's People
The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart. There is nothing that can be hid from God; everything in all creation is exposed and lies open be-fore his eyes. And it is to him that we must all give account of ourselves.
Today's Gospel According to:
( Mark 10:17-30 )
May God Bless Us All
( Mark 10:17-30 )
The Rich Man
As Jesus was starting on his way again, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I doto receive eternal life?"
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do no commit murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not accuse anyone falsely; do not cheat; respect your father and your mother.' "
"Teacher," the man said, "ever since I was young, I have obeyed all these commandments."
Jesus looked straight at him with love and said, "You need only one thing. Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me." When the man heard this, gloom spread over his face, and he went away sad, because he was very rich.
Jesus looked around at the disciples and said to them, "How hard it will be for rich people to enter the Kingdom of God!"
The disciples were shocked at these words, but Jesus went on to say,"My children how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God! It is much harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than a camel to go through the eye of a needle."
At this the disciples were completely amazed and asked one another, "Who, then, can be saved?"
Jesus looked straight at them and answered, "This is impossible for human beings but not for God."
Then Peter spoke up, "Look, we have left everything and followed you."
"Yes," Jesus said to them, "and I tell that those who leave home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or friends for me and for the gospel, will receive a hundred times more houses, brother, sisters, mothers, children, and fields - and persecutions as well; and in the age to come they will receive eternal life.
This is the word of the Lord
An Interpretation of Today's Readings & Gospel
( By Jessica Mesman Griffith )
It's the rendering of the account that once scared me. I imagined a time when I'd have to confess my terrible, secret shames, feet to the fire. But in the Gospel of Mark, we see what it means to give such an account to Jesus. The rich man who seeks out Jesus has been a good man - obedient and pious - but Jesus knows what this man is lacking. His arrow flies straight through the clink in the man's pious armor: "Sell what you have, and give it to the porr," Jesus says, and the rich man's face falls like a mask dropping to the ground (Mark 1o:21-22). He goes away sad. the apostles wail, "Who can be saved?" (verse 26). None is the answer - without God. A hard answer or God's greatest gift? Our piety, obedience and sacrifices are acts of love, looked upon with tenderness by the lover of all, but God's mercy also covers what we cannot bear to give up.
Recite: The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it tis in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but, deliver us from evil. Amen.
May the Peace of the Lord be with You
If you have a "challenge" going on in your life and would like the prayers here at "Country Chapel Service" directed toward your "challenge", contact me, your administrator, at my private e-mail Raider5854@gmail.com so we can get all the followers praying on your behalf. Also, if you have a contribution you'd like to have posted, like the one below, we encourage you to send it to us.
May God Bless Us All
The Following is a Contribution From One
of the "Country Chapel" Followers:
Believe me He works in mysterious ways...it just happened to me.
Read this in silence. Thank you Lord for everything you've done for me. Forgive me for all of my sins as I forgive those who sinned against me. Heal me from the hurt of my past and present. I love You and need You. Cover me, my family, my friends, my life, and my endeavors and enterprises with Your most precious and holy blood. Give me Your dreams, Lord. Bless and protect everyone who seeks You, needs You, and believes in You.
When you love God and you are not ashamed of Him, good things happen in your life. Show your love for him! Copy and paste this on your wall for a day..
Can I get an Amen? Amen!
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