Oct. 12: Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

Salvator Dali, Blow the Trumpet in Sion

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9
Gospel: Luke 11:15-26

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain (NRSV, Joel 2:1)!

Let us pray.

Father, Joel warns us that the Day of the Lord is comng and that we must prepare lest we be lost. Your Word, now made flesh, is ever present to us speaking once and for all in every situation, calling us to decide. This moment for us is the decisive one because what we do now contains our whole future, everything that we can possibly become. Jesus in his public ministry preached the same message: Now is the moment to decide. May we be faithful to that challenge and say "yes" to your offer of divine life and growth in it. May this moment govern every moment of our future life as hopefully we move ever closer and closer to you, our only real Future.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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