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Catholic Daily Liturgical Guide 02.07.2024

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Catholic Daily Liturgical Guide 02.07.2024

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AMOS 3: 1 – 8, 4: 11 – 12

Hear this word that the Lord has spoken against you, O sons of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt: “You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. “Do two walk together, unless they have made an appointment? Does a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from his den, if he has taken nothing? Does a bird fall in a snare on the earth, when there is no trap for it? Does a snare spring up from the ground when it has taken nothing? Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does evil befall a city, unless the Lord has done it? Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy? “I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me,” says the Lord. “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”

The Word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 5: 5 – 6, 7, 8 (R.) 9

R/. Lead me, Lord, in your justice.

You are no God who delights in evil;
No sinner is your guest.
The boastful shall not stand their ground
before your eyes. R/.

All who do evil you despise;
All who lie you destroy.
The deceitful and those who shed blood,
The Lord detests. R/.

Yet through the greatness of your merciful love,
I enter your house.
I bow down before your holy temple,
In awe of you. R/.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Psalm 130: 5

Alleluia.
I wait for the Lord, in his word I hope.
Alleluia .

GOSPEL
“He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”
MATTHEW 8: 23 – 27

At that time: when Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

The Gospel of the Lord. 
Chipiri 2 Chikunguru – July;

Vhiki 13 regore –

Chiverengo chokutanga:
Amosi 3,1-8; 4,11-12

Inzwai chiverengo chinobva mubhuku romuporofita Amosi
1 Chinzwai shoko rinotaurwa naTENZI rokukuyambirai imi vanhu veIsiraeri, ndichiyambira mhuri
yose zvayo yandakaburitsa munyika yeIjipiti:
2 “Imimi chete ndimi vandinoziva pamhuri dzose
dzapasi pano, naizvozvo ini ndichakurangirai
uipi hwenyu hwose. 3 Ko, vanhu vaviri vangafambe pamwechete
vasina kurangana here?
4 Ko, shumba ingahon’e musango here,
iyo isina nyama yayabata?
Ko, shumba ichine simba rayo zvayo,
ingadhurume here mubako Mayo,
iyo isina chayakabata?
5
Ko, ipo panyika pano shiri ingabatwe pamusungo
pasina kuteiwa here?
Ko, musungo ungarapuka here usina chinhu
chawabata?
6 Ko, tsuri ingaridzwe here muguta vanhu
vakasatya?
Ko, guta ringawirwa nenhamo here TENZI
asina kutoti zviitike?
7
TENZI Mwari haana chaanomboita,
asina kutanga ambozivisa vaporofita, varanda
vake.
8 Kana shumba ikadzvova ndiani asingatyi?
TENZI Mwari akataura, ndiani angasaporofita.
11 “Ndakatsakatisa vamwe venyu sezviya
zvakaita Mwari achiparadza guta reSodhomu
nereGomora.
Izvozvo imi mainge chitsiga chomoto,
chaburwa mumoto.
Asi imi hamuna kudzokera kwandiri,”
ndizvo zviri kutaura TENZI. 12 “Naizvozvo iwe Isiraeri izvozvo ndizvo
zvandichaita kwauri,
pamusana pokuti ndichaita izvozvi kwauri,
chigadzirira kusangana naMwari wako, iwe
Isiraeri!”
Shoko raTenzi.

Rwiyo rwokutsinhira:
Nziyo 5,4-5.6.7 (D – 8)

(D) – Nditungamirirei TENZI, nokururama kwenyu.
4 Hamusi Mwari anofarira uipi,
uipi haugone kuita musha pamwechete nemi.
5 Vanozvikudza havangagoni
kumira pamberi penyu.
(D) – Nditungamirirei TENZI, nokururama kwenyu.
Munovenga vaiti vose vezvakaipa.
6 Munoparadza vanotaura nhema,
TENZI anovenga vanhu vanoda kudeura ropa,
navanhu vanonyengedza.
(D) – Nditungamirirei TENZI, nokururama kwenyu.
7 Asi pamusana pemwoyochena wenyu
wakawanda; ndichapinda mumba menyu.
Ndichanamata, ndichikuremekedzai
ndakaringira kuTemberi yenyu inoera.
(D) – Nditungamirirei TENZI, nokururama kwenyu.

Kupemberera Shoko Rakanaka:
Nziyo 130,5

Areruya, Areruya. Ini ndinomirira TENZI,
ndinovimba neshoko rake. Areruya.

Shoko Rakanaka: Mateu 8,23-27

Inzwai Shoko Rakanaka rakanyorwa naMateu
23 Jesu paakapinda mugwa, vadzidzi vake vakamutevera. 24 Hero dutu guru remhepo rakamuka
mugungwa zvokuti igwa rakanga rava kuda kunyudzwa namasaisai, asi Jesu akanga akakotsira zvake.
25 Vadzidzi vakaenda kwaari vakamumutsa vachiti,
“Tenzi tiponesei tavakupera.”
26 Jesu akati kwavari, “Ko, munotyireiko mukadaro?
Inga muri vanhu vechitendero chidiki!” Akabva
asimuka akatsiura dutu riya negungwa, kukabva
kwanyatsoti dzikadzika kunyarara. 27 Vanhu vakashamiswa vakati, “Munhu uyu, munhu rudzii uyu,
anototeererwa kunyange nemhepo negungwa?”
Shoko Rakanaka raTenzi.
GOSPEL REFLECTION: Save Us Lord!
July 2, 2024

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. (Matthew 8:23–24)

This experience had quite an impression upon the disciples, which is evidenced by the fact that it is recorded in all three Synoptic Gospels. We also see this in the concluding words of the story after Jesus calmed the storm: “The men were amazed and said, ‘What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?’”

Traditionally, this story has been interpreted as both an image of the Church as a whole, as well as the individual soul. The boat is an image of the Church through which we Christians navigate the perils of this life. We must remain in the Church to survive. Each person within the boat represents each one of us who is a member of the Church. The violent storm is an image of the many personal struggles we endure in life, as well as the persecutions that the Church has endured and will continue to endure until the end of time.

As the storm took hold of the boat, Jesus was asleep. But He was asleep for a reason. As we look at human history, especially the history of the Church, we find many times when God has seemed absent or “asleep” when turmoil, persecution, and hardship have arisen. Many people, if not all, have had the same experience at one time or another in life. As the disciples experience this storm, they offer us an ideal way to pray when we are tempted to despair in life. They wake Jesus and say, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” And though Jesus rebukes them for their lack of faith and their fear, He also responds to their pleas and calms the storm.

What should the disciples have done in this case? Should they have trusted and allowed Jesus to remain asleep? Though our Lord did rebuke them for lacking faith, this story is primarily a revelation about God’s mercy when we are tempted to fear. God knows that at times we will all feel overwhelmed and find ourselves tempted in this way. He knows our faith is not perfect, and so He allowed His disciples to set this example for us. Thus, whenever we do find ourselves overwhelmed and fearful in life, we should cry out to Him to save us. He wants us to turn to Him.

Reflect, today, upon this prayer of the disciples. If you find that you are facing some personal crisis, or a larger family difficulty that remains unresolved, or are increasingly aware of other struggles afflicting the Church or society as a whole, then try to imitate this prayer of the disciples: “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” Though these words, at first, may seem to be words of despair, they are actually words of hope and trust. They point us to Him Who is the only source of the peace we seek in our souls, families, the Church and our world. Look for the many ways that you and others experience the feeling of “perishing,” and cry out with all your heart to our Lord to save you and all who are in need.

PRAYER:
Most powerful Lord, I am amazed at Your divine power and ability to perfectly calm the storms that afflict Your people. Please fill me with hope and humility so that I will never hesitate to turn to You in my need and to also cry out to You for Your continuous intervention in the lives of others. Awake, oh Lord, and save Your people, for we will truly perish without You! Jesus, I trust in You.

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