What matters to God is that, through Baptism, we have died to the world and our life is now hidden in Christ. Life's richness consists in seeking the One who is above and claiming the new self offered to us through Him [...] He is all we need.
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23Psalm:
R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.2nd Reading:
Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11Gospel:
God comes to us in unexpected ways. [Do not] expect his ways to be like our ways... We must be prepared, for the Lord will come when we do not expect Him: precisely at those moments when we feel furthest from God. Do not be afraid. This is the faith which generates new life.
R. Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be His own.2nd Reading:
Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19Gospel:
Pope Benedict XVI wrote that the fire is Christ's own passion of love... Whoever is close to him must be prepared to be burned. This is a fire that makes things bright and pure and free and grand. Being a Christian, then, is daring to entrust oneself to this burning fire."
Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10Psalm:
R. Lord, come to my aid!2nd Reading:
In order to join God's gathering, we must "enter by the narrow door": that is, we must say 'yes' to the relationship that Christ wants to have with us... When we change and conform our lives to our calling to be God's children, then those who are last will be first.
R. Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News.2nd Reading:
Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13Gospel: