Live in the presence of the Lord

Feast Days of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Saint Cyril of Alexandria

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Scriptures of the Day

Psalm: 15:2–3A, 3BC–4AB, 5

He who walks blamelessly and does justice;
who thinks the truth in his heart
and slanders not with his tongue.
R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Who harms not his fellow man,
nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
By whom the reprobate is despised,
while he honors those who fear the LORD.
R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Who lends not his money at usury
and accepts no bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
shall never be disturbed.
R. He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

Gospel: Matthew 7:6, 12–14

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine,
lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces.

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the Law and the Prophets.

“Enter through the narrow gate;
for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction,
and those who enter through it are many.
How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.
And those who find it are few.”

Questions of the Day

  • If you die today, do you believe that you will go to Heaven or Purgatory? Or have you not given the afterlife much thought?
  • Look around at the road you are on. Is it broad and leading to destruction, or does it lead to life?

Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 

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