Posts Tagged ‘St Therese of Lisieux’


We do not have to wait for our death to experience hell on earth, we can experience  degrees of the effects of it by choosing to live a sinful lifestyle and disobeying the Lord our God. Emptiness, anxiety, stress! Seeking peace of mind and not finding it, looking for happiness in the world only to find it is fleeting. Feeling sick often even though we might not necessarily be ill. A void within us we cannot seem to fill.

While there is still time, turn back to the Lord with all your heart and be reconciled!

We Children of God our Heavenly Father were created in His likeness and image; and are meant to live fully in His love, peace and joy. For God so loved the world, He gave us His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life! Therefore let us turn to Jesus always and through His mercy and love we will be free to live in the love, peace and joy of our Heavenly Father.

Save us Saviour of the world for by Your Cross and Resurrection, You have set us free. Amen

St. Therese of Lisieux your sense of commitment in living as an obedient child of God led you to a profound experience of the love of God and of neighbour. You never had an easy life, but did live it with a great sense of peace and joy. Pray for us that we might live as faithfully as you. Amen

First reading

Baruch 1:15-22 ·

We have been disobedient to the Lord our God

Integrity belongs to the Lord our God; to us the look of shame we wear today, to us, the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem, to our kings and princes, our priests, our prophets, as to our ancestors, because we have sinned in the sight of the Lord, have disobeyed him, and have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God telling us to follow the commandments which the Lord had ordained for us. From the day when the Lord brought our ancestors out of the land of Egypt until today we have been disobedient to the Lord our God, we have been disloyal, refusing to listen to his voice. And so the disasters, and the curse which the Lord pronounced through his servant Moses the day he brought our fathers out of Egypt to give us a land where milk and honey flow, have seized on us, disasters we experience today. Despite all the words of those prophets whom he sent us, we have not listened to the voice of the Lord our God, but, each following the dictates of his evil heart, we have taken to serving alien gods, and doing what is displeasing to the Lord our God.

Gospel

Luke 10:13-16

Anyone who rejects me rejects the one who sent me

Jesus said to his disciples:

    ‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. And still, it will not go as hard with Tyre and Sidon at the Judgement as with you. And as for you, Capernaum, did you want to be exalted high as heaven? You shall be thrown down to hell.

    ‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me; anyone who rejects you rejects me, and those who reject me reject the one who sent me.’