God bless you. Today we celebrate the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we remember Blessed Jordan of Saxony OP priest and master of Dominican order after the death of Saint Dominic.

The gospel for Vigil is from Saint John 20: 1-18. the Easter mystery of Saint Mary of Magdala, Simon Peter, and the disciple Jesus loved at the empty tomb. The gospel for Mass is from Saint Luke 6: 17, 20-26, Happy are You Who are Poor,, Who are Hungry, Who Weep. The Beatitudes as found in the gospel of Luke during the sermon on the plain.

The scriptural reading in Vigil, and Laud is from Proverbs 1: 1-7, 20-33, An Exhortation To Seek Wisdom.

The spiritual reading in Vigil and Laude is from a commentary on the Diatessaron by Saint Deacon Ephraem, God's Word is An Inexhaustible Spring of Life. For God's word offers different facets according to the capacity the listener, and the Lord has portrayed his message in many colors, so that whoever gazes upon it can see in it what suits him. the word is as the Apostle says: They ate spiritual food, and they drank spiritual drink. Anyone discovers some part of the treasure, he should not think that he has exhausted God's word. Instead he should feel that this is all that he was able to find of the wealth contained in it. Be glad then that you are overwhelmed, and not saddened because he has overcome you. A thirsty man is happy when he is drinking, and he is not depressed because he cannot exhaust the spring. Be thankful then for what you have received, and do not be saddened at all that such an abundance still remains. What you have received and attained is your present share, while what is left will be your heritage.

These are very wise words and a gift to the Church from the Holy Spirit given through Saint Decon Ephream. They keep us returning to the Word of God, the stories of Easter mystery, the sermon on the Mount, the sermon on the Plain, and many more and always receive God in new ways in our life.

God bless you. You are in my prayers

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