Sept. 25: Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary time, Year I

Max Fürst, Mary Seeks Her Son

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gospel: Luke 8:19-21

But Jesus said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it (NRSV, Luke 8:21)."

Let us pray.

Father, our physical family, mother and father, sisters and brothers, spouse and children, are so very important for us. But of far greater importance is the family of your divine life that we are all called to share. Physical life is one thing but the life that you share with everyone who will accept you creates a family of divine significance, a family for eternity. In faith may we recognize you as really and truly father to us and Jesus as our brother for eternal life. We pray that our physical family may be one in you and with all who believe in you.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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