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Bulletin For The 13th Week In Ordinary Time

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No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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Finding a place to lay our heads.

Sunday's Gospel reminds me of when I was homeless. One day in February I had just been released from jail and was homeless in WilkesboroNC. It was cold and having never been to Wilkes County before, I didn't know where I was supposed to go. I tried finding places to sleep, but I could never get comfortable. I prayed to God and said, "Father please give me a place to lay my head." Long story short, the very next night I went to sleep in a bed.  Unfortunately, I did look back many times after I started following Jesus and again, I would end up in some kind of trouble. I would pray to God to rescue me from it, only to turn my back once again. Like the gospel says, I wasn't fit for the kingdom of God.  God never has punished me for turning away because as he says, "The Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." He has actually worked hard to reel me back in, over and over, which is probably why I spend hours of everyday trying to be close to him now.  He will save anyone that is willing to put him first, to pick up their cross and follow him, without looking back on the life they led before they knew him. It seems like a big sacrifice, but I believe the reward we get in the end is worth it. God bless you all, Adam

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Daily Readings

Sunday June 26, 2022

Reading 1, First Kings 19:16-21
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 
Gospel, Luke 9:51-62
Reading 2, Galatians 5:1, 13-18

 Tuesday June 28, 2022

Reading 1, Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 5:4-6, 6-7, 8
Gospel, Matthew 8:23-27

Reading 1, Amos 2:6-10, 13-16
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 50:16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
Gospel, Matthew 8:18-22

Monday June 27, 2022

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Reading 1, Acts 12:1-11
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 34:2-9
Gospel, Matthew 16:13-19
Reading 2, Second Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18