Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Posted by prepareformass on January 25, 2009
Prepare for Mass – February 1, 2009 – (2/1/2009)
This Sunday, February 1st, is the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time on the Church’s calendar. God rose up Moses as a prophet among his people and gave him words to speak to his people. In time, God’s only son would be annointed with the Holy Spirit and his words were eternal and his teaching was with authority.
There are consequences of freely speaking out against God’s commands. So it was with the fallen angels. God told Moses, “whoever will not listen to my words which he speaks in my name, I myself will make him answer for it. But if a prophet presumes to speak in my name an oracle that I have not commanded him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, he shall die.” – Dt 8:19-20
If today you hear his voice, harden not your heart.
Mk 1:21-28 – When Jesus was teaching at a synagogue in Capernaum, a man with an unclean spirit was present. Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to leave him. The unclean spirit convulsed and came out. At this all were amazed. “He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him – Mk 1:27.”
The authoritative teaching of Jesus continues today in Christ’s church. God continues to raise up holy men to the holy priesthood.
Some holy men are called to the priesthood and take a vow of celibacy. Other holy men and women called to serve in religious communities also take similar vows. Still other holy men and women are called to married life welcoming children where God wills it to be. There are others who live holy lives as single people and they continue to discern God’s will for them. (1 Cor 7:32-35)
…Reflection from Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Is God calling you to watch these videos?
Father Ted Tyler
If today you hear his voice…
…harden not your hearts
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