Voices ever ancient, ever new. Ordinary Time Week 8: Monday

“Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:23)

Salvian the Presbyter comments on this verse from today’s Gospel reading:

“Note what kind of riches it is that God loves. Note what wealth does he demand that we should store up for children. Note what possessions he especially orders us to guard: faith, fear of God, modesty, holiness, and discipline. Nothing earthly, nothing base, nothing perishable or transitory.” (The Four Books of Timothy to the Church, 1)

Grant us, O Lord, we pray,
that the course of our world
may be directed by your peaceful rule
and that your Church may rejoice,
untroubled in her devotion.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory to You Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning is now
and will be forever. Amen!