Tuesday of the 25th Week of Ordinary Time
1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! 27 Make me understand the way of thy precepts, and I will meditate on thy wondrous works. 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness, I set thy ordinances before me. 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep thy law and observe it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of thy commandments, for I delight in it. 44 I will keep thy law continually, for ever and ever.
19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd. 20 And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” 21 But he said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”
Reflection for the day: “What use is it telling me that so and so is a good son of mine — a good Christian — but a bad shoemaker? If he doesn’t try to learn his trade well, or doesn’t give his full attention to it, he won’t be able to sanctify it or offer it to Our Lord. The sanctification of ordinary work is, as it were, the hinge of true spirituality for people who, like us, have decided to come close to God while being at the same time fully involved in temporal affairs.” – St. Josemaria Escriva