Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope

First Scripture Reading
Judges 2: 11-19
Gospel Reading
Matthew 19: 16-22

Opening Prayer

Eternal God, why do You continue to stretch us? Your jealousy raged against the people of old when they chose other gods. Does Your jealousy know the duplicity and confusion of my heart? Be merciful for my lack of wholehearted love. Like the young man in the Gospel, I seek to please You! I want to know what is right and what I need to do. Why don’t You have an easy answer? Why do You continue to ask that I empty myself even more? “Go sell your possessions … then you will have treasure in heaven!” So much possesses me, Lord. Help me, that I might follow Jesus in freedom and love.

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