Reflections for

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8:14-19; Psalm 46; (Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28; Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24;) Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31); Matthew 7:21-29


A Sunlit Absence, by Martin Laird

It is not easy to do more than pay lip service to the scriptural call "Be still and know that I am God." As anyone who has tried with any regularity soon discovers, becoming still before God is not easy. It is said that Teresa of Ávila once shook her hourglass in frustration be­cause her time of prayer was passing at a snail's pace.


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