February 12, 2013

Mark 7: 1-13

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”

Then he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’ But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban’ (that is, an offering to God)— then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother, thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations)

A Prayer to Approach the Season of Lent

I Take My Stand on His Word — Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord
Lord hear my voice
be attentive to my cry.

If you remember our sin
who could bear it?

No, your glory is your forgiveness.

My soul hopes in the Lord;
I take my stand on his word.

More than the sleepless awaiting the dawn
my soul waits for him.

As a vigiler awaits the dawn
let his friends await the Lord.

For with him is grace in abundance!
Out of the depths
I take my stand on his word.

—Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

Prayer

May Jesus’ Death Be My Life

O Christ Jesus,
may your death be my life,
your labor my repose,
your human weakness my strength,
your confusion my glory.

—Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.

—Excerpted from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, © 1993 Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis MO


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Prayer

May Jesus’ Death Be My Life

O Christ Jesus,
may your death be my life,
your labor my repose,
your human weakness my strength,
your confusion my glory.

—Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.

—Excerpted from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, © 1993 Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis MO


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A Prayer to Approach the Season of Lent

I Take My Stand on His Word — Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord
Lord hear my voice
be attentive to my cry.

If you remember our sin
who could bear it?

No, your glory is your forgiveness.

My soul hopes in the Lord;
I take my stand on his word.

More than the sleepless awaiting the dawn
my soul waits for him.

As a vigiler awaits the dawn
let his friends await the Lord.

For with him is grace in abundance!
Out of the depths
I take my stand on his word.

—Daniel Berrigan, S.J.


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Mark 7: 1-13

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”

Then he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’ But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban’ (that is, an offering to God)— then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother, thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations)


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February 12, 2013

Mark 7: 1-13

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”

Then he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’ But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban’ (that is, an offering to God)— then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother, thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations)

A Prayer to Approach the Season of Lent

I Take My Stand on His Word — Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord
Lord hear my voice
be attentive to my cry.

If you remember our sin
who could bear it?

No, your glory is your forgiveness.

My soul hopes in the Lord;
I take my stand on his word.

More than the sleepless awaiting the dawn
my soul waits for him.

As a vigiler awaits the dawn
let his friends await the Lord.

For with him is grace in abundance!
Out of the depths
I take my stand on his word.

—Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

Prayer

May Jesus’ Death Be My Life

O Christ Jesus,
may your death be my life,
your labor my repose,
your human weakness my strength,
your confusion my glory.

—Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.

—Excerpted from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, © 1993 Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis MO


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Prayer

May Jesus’ Death Be My Life

O Christ Jesus,
may your death be my life,
your labor my repose,
your human weakness my strength,
your confusion my glory.

—Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.

—Excerpted from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, © 1993 Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis MO


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

A Prayer to Approach the Season of Lent

I Take My Stand on His Word — Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord
Lord hear my voice
be attentive to my cry.

If you remember our sin
who could bear it?

No, your glory is your forgiveness.

My soul hopes in the Lord;
I take my stand on his word.

More than the sleepless awaiting the dawn
my soul waits for him.

As a vigiler awaits the dawn
let his friends await the Lord.

For with him is grace in abundance!
Out of the depths
I take my stand on his word.

—Daniel Berrigan, S.J.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Mark 7: 1-13

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”

Then he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’ But you say that if anyone tells father or mother, ‘Whatever support you might have had from me is Corban’ (that is, an offering to God)— then you no longer permit doing anything for a father or mother, thus making void the word of God through your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many things like this.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations)


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