September 1, Monday Weekday

Lord, I love your commands. — Psalm 119:97

Mass Readings: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5/Luke 4:16-30


Recently at daily Mass, I spotted a woman sitting across from me sighing and whispering words. She seemed to be in her own world. And I became not only distracted by her mutterings, but also annoyed. Doesn’t she know how to behave at church? Mass went on, but my distraction and irritation grew. It wasn’t until we lined up for Communion that I noticed her wet face, a single tear rolling down her cheek, her head completely bowed in humble reverence.

In today’s Gospel, the people who heard Jesus at the synagogue quickly dismissed Him, judging Him irrelevant because of His lineage: “Is this not the son of Joseph?” I’m ashamed to admit how easily I can judge, put down, or dismiss someone with nothing more than my limited perception.

Prayer: Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned against You.

Today's meditation is from My Daily Visitor (Our Sunday Visitor) courtesy of your parish or diocese.

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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


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