Wisdom of Solomon 8:2-7,16-18

2 I loved her and sought her from my youth, and I desired to take her for my bride, and I became enamored of her beauty. 3 She glorifies her noble birth by living with God, and the Lord of all loves her. 4 For she is an initiate in the knowledge of God, and an associate in his works. 5 If riches are a desirable possession in life, what is richer than wisdom who effects all things?
6 And if understanding is effective, who more than she is fashioner of what exists? 7 And if any one loves righteousness, her labors are virtues; for she teaches self-control and prudence, justice and courage; nothing in life is more profitable for men than these.

16 When I enter my house, I shall find rest with her, for companionship with her has no bitterness, and life with her has no pain, but gladness and joy.17 When I considered these things inwardly, and thought upon them in my mind, that in kinship with wisdom there is immortality,
18 and in friendship with her, pure delight, and in the labors of her hands, unfailing wealth, and in the experience of her company, understanding, and renown in sharing her words, I went about seeking how to get her for myself.

Matthew 5:13-19

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.19 Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  


THE FIRST READING apply creative poetic language that delineate the expected and desired love relationship between Yahweh and the ecclesia which is akin to the marriage vows and promises of fidelity, steadfastness, care between a husband and wife. 
Weaved into the narrative is the typological reference to the Holy Spirit, the progenitor of knowledge and wisdom that is ordered to manifest virtues such as: self-control, prudence, justice, courage, joy, companionship, gladness and understanding in the life of a Godly community.

THE GOSPEL READING is directed to all of us the bride of Christ. Our emmediate history have shown how a handful of bishops and clergy aided by covert laity have and are still attempting to trample Church Teaching to appease an idolatrous culture who have lost their way and sense of virtue.Christ in no uncertain terms denounce any attempt by us to dilute or abolish the commandments. If anything Christ has fulfilled and perfected these commandments to be the efficacious transformative modes of grace and deliverance. We are called to live lives that convey and exude goodness wherethrough the light of Christ living in us will be a lighthouse that gives direction to  those who have lost their way in dark treacherous conditions! 

Pope Francis has responded to attempts by some underhanded clergy to ordain women with the proclamation of Canon 1379 that will result in the excommunication of any one who attempt or contravene Church teaching as handed on by Christ. Pray especially for Pope Francis that he will continue to steer the Church according to our Lords commandments during these times of uncertainty.

LET US PRAY:Psalms 16:5-9,11

5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot. 6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. 8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure.11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Author. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days.

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