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Reading I: Deuteronomy 30:10-14
Responsorial Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37
or Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11

Reading II: Colossians 1:15-20
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

 Let us hold what is holy, and let go of all that is not.
(Introductory Prayers)

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THE GOSPEL

Luke 10:25-37

He said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Lord,
we love you.
Expand our hearts;
help us love our neighbors.

Make us brave enough to cleanse wounds,
to give shelter when it is needed,
to assist in paying bills and
to lend our helping
hands.

When we love you
in our neighbor,
let us find
 you
in
 ourselves.


THE FIRST READING

Deuteronomy 30:10-14

This command is not too mysterious and remote for you.

Where can we find this commandment, O Lord?
Is it hidden high in the sky? Who will go up
 and get it there to explain it to us?
Or across the ocean? Who will
cross the sea and get it for
 us so we can ponder
it and attempt to
understand?

“The 
command
that I gave you is
not remote or mysterious.
Look no farther than your heart.
My law, the law of love, is written there,
in your heart, in your mouth, in your very being.
I created you in my image. You love because I love.”

Lord,

 you are as near to us as our skin.
Help us always to find you
in everything we
love.


THE SECOND READING

Colossians 1:15-20

All things were created through him and for him.

Christ:
the powers and dominions, all things in heaven, earth,
were created through you and for you.
You reached far down to us
and hollowed us out,
put within us
your own
Image.

Beyond our knowing,
but not beyond
 our love.

Let us find you
 in all you have crafted.

Anne Osdieck         
Art by Martin (Steve) Erspamer, OSB
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