Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Word of the Lord

I will do a historical posting on the building of Saint Peter's a bit later, but i was struck by the first reading at Mass this morning,   whew, it sounds like it was written today

the day is coming when you will worship God neither
on this mountain nor in Jerusalem..but a time is coming
and indeed is already here when true worshipers will
worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.   
Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10
A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,
and my name will be feared among the nations.
And now, O priests, this commandment is for you:
If you do not listen,
if you do not lay it to heart,
to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
I will send a curse upon you
and of your blessing I will make a curse.
You have turned aside from the way,
and have caused many to falter by your instruction;
you have made void the covenant of Levi,
says the LORD of hosts.
I, therefore, have made you contemptible
and base before all the people,
since you do not keep my ways,
but show partiality in your decisions.
Have we not all the one father?
Has not the one God created us?
Why then do we break faith with one another,
violating the covenant of our fathers?

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