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Catholic Daily Liturgical Guide 05.07.2024

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Catholic Daily Liturgical Guide 05.07.2024

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AMOS 8: 4 – 6, 9 – 12

Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land to an end, saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great, and deal deceitfully with false balances, that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and sell the refuse of the wheat?” “On that day,” says the Lord God, “I will make the sun go down at noon, and darken the earth in broad daylight. I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day. “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run back and forth, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.”

The Word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 119: 2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 (R.) Matthew 4: 4.

R/. Man shall not live on bread alone,but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Blessed are those who keep his decrees!
With all their hearts they seek him. R/.

I have sought you with all my heart;
let me not stray from your commands. R/.

My soul is consumed with longing
at all times for your decrees. R/.

I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
your decrees I have upheld. R/.

See, I long for your precepts;
give me life by your justice. R/.

I have opened my mouth and I sigh,
for I yearn for your commands. R/.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Matthew 11: 28

Alleluia
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
Alleluia

GOSPEL        
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.”
MATTHEW 9: 9 – 13

At that time: As Jesus passed on, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Chishanu 5 Chikunguru – July;

Vhiki 13 regore –

Chiverengo chokutanga:
Amosi 8,4-6.9-12

Inzwai chiverengo chinobva mubhuku romuporofita Amosi
Muporofita anoti:
4 “Chinzwai izvi, imi munotsokodzera vasina
chavanacho, muchisvitsa varombo vomunyika
muno pakugumirwa.
5
Munotika imi, ‘Ko, iro zuva guru rokugara kwomwedzi, haraichipfuura zvaro, kuti tichitengesa
zvedu mbesanwa dzedu?’
Uye muchiti,
‘Ko, iro zuva reSabata iri harichisva rapera here
kuti tichiburitsa zvedu koroni titengese,
tichidaro kudukupisa bhagidhi nokukwidza
mutengo,
tichiitawo zvokuziva nemwero yokubiridzira,
6 kuti titenge varombo nemari, tichitengawo
neshangu mbiri, varombo vasina chavanacho,
uye kuti titengese kunyange marara zvawo
ekoroni.’
9 Zvanzi naTENZI Mwari,
‘Pazuva iroro, ndichadokesa zuva ari masikati
machena, pasi pagoti svi-i kusviba masikati
machena chaiwo.
10 Mazuva enyu makuru ndichaasandura
achiva okuchema,
nziyo dzenyu dzose dzive kuungudza.
Ndichaita kuti musungire mitikisha yamasaga
muchiuno, muveure misoro yenyu mose mugoita savanhu
vanochema mwana wavo wechikomana
mumwechete, zuva iroro richapera ichingova
nhamo chete.’
11 Zvanzi naTENZI Mwari,
‘Chinzwai, kuchasvika mazuva andichatuma
shangwa yenzara panyika,
kwete nzara yechokudya kana chokunwa;
asi nzara yokuda kunzwa shoko raTENZI.
12 Vanhu vachadzungaira kubva kune rimwe
gungwa kusvikira kune rimwe, kubvawo
kuchamhembe kusvikira kumabvazuva,
vachamhanya-mhanya kwose kwose,
vachitsvaga shoko raTENZI, vasingariwane.’”
Shoko raTenzi.

Rwiyo rwokutsinhira:
Nziyo 119,2.10.20.30.40.131. (D – Mateu 4,4)

(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa
choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda mumuromo maMwari.
2 Vakakomborerwa vanochengeta mitemo yake,
vanomutsvaka nomwoyo wose.
(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda mumuromo maMwari.
10 Ndinokutsvakai nomwoyo wose,
itai kuti ndirege kutsauka pamirau yenyu.
(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa
choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda
mumuromo maMwari.
20 Mweya wangu unosuwira
kwazvo zvirongwa zvenyu panguva dzose.
(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda
mumuromo maMwari.
30 Ndakasarudza nzira yokutendeka,
ndakaisa zvirongwa zvenyu pamberi pangu.
(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda
mumuromo maMwari.
40 Tarisai muone kuti ndinoshuwira mitemo yenyu.
Pamusana pokuti makarurama, ndipeiwo
upenyu.
(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa
choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda mumuromo maMwari.
131 Ndinofemereka ndakashama muromo,
nokuti ndinodisisa mitemo yenyu.
(D) – Munhu haararami nechingwa choga, asi neizwi rose rinobuda
mumuromo maMwari.

Kupemberera Shoko Rakanaka:
Mateu 11,28

Areruya, Areruya. Uyai kwandiri imi mose
makaremerwa, makatakura mutoro unorema,
ini ndichakuzorodzai. Areruya.

Shoko Rakanaka: Mateu 9,9-13

Inzwai Shoko Rakanaka rakanyorwa naMateu
9 Nerimwe zuva Jesu akaona mumwe murume
anonzi Mateu agere pahofisi yomutero. Akati kwaari, “Nditevere.” Iye akabva asimuka omutevera.
10 Paakanga akagara pakudya mumba, vateresi
vazhinji navatadzi vakauya vakagara pasi, vachidya
naJesu navadzidzi vake. 11VaFarisei pavakazviona
vakati kuna vadzidzi vake, “Sei mudzidzisi wenyu
achidya navateresi navatadzi?”
12Paakazvinzwa akati, “Vakukutu havadi chiremba
asi vanorwara. 13 Endai munodzidza izvi kuti
zvinorevei zvokuti, ‘Ndinoda tsitsi kwete chibayiro’
nokuti handina kuuya kuzodaidza vakarurama asi
vatadzi.”
Shoko Rakanaka raTenzi.

GOSPEL REFLECTION: Dining with Sinners
July 5, 2024

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” (Matthew 9:12–13)

Would you describe yourself as one who is “well” or one who is “sick?” Are you among the “righteous” or the “sinners?” Be careful how you answer this question. Of course, the pride that comes with our fallen human nature often tempts us to claim that we are “well” and “righteous.” But humility will reveal the truth that we are among the “sick” and “sinners.”

This statement of Jesus is a response to the Pharisees who noticed that Jesus was dining at the house of Matthew, the tax collector, whom He had just called to follow Him. Matthew did indeed leave everything behind and followed Jesus, and then he hosted dinner for Jesus at his house. At that dinner, there were “many tax collectors and sinners” who came and sat with Jesus and His disciples, which led the Pharisees to ridicule them all.

Jesus’ response is very important for us to hear. By stating that He came not for those who were well and righteous but for those who were sick and sinners, it tells us two important things. First, it tells us that we are all spiritually sick and sinful. Second, it tells us that if we cannot humbly admit to that, and in our pride claim that we are well and are righteous, then we essentially reject Jesus, the Divine Physician, from our lives. We essentially say, “Lord, I do not need You.”

It’s also helpful to notice that Jesus was not embarrassed to be seen with sinners. He did not hesitate at all and, in fact, clearly stated that they were those whom He came for. For that reason, we should not be afraid or embarrassed to admit we are sinners who are spiritually ill and in need of our Lord. To deny that fact is to deny reality and to deny the very source of the ongoing healing we most certainly need in life. It’s a denial of our need for Christ Jesus Himself.

Do you need our Lord? Do you need interior cleansing, healing, and forgiveness every day? If it’s difficult for you to wholeheartedly say “Yes” to that question, then perhaps you struggle with the pride of the Pharisees more than you know. No matter how holy you become, no matter how deeply you pray and no matter how charitable you are, you will always need the healing and forgiveness of the Divine Physician each and every day.

Reflect, today, upon the need you have in your life today for forgiveness. What sin do you struggle with the most? Interestingly, the holier one becomes, the more clearly they see their daily sins and their need for forgiveness and healing. If you struggle with this at all, spend time examining your conscience. Look for ways to do it more thoroughly and honestly. If you do, you can be certain that our Lord, the Divine Physician, will deeply desire to dine with you today and always.

PRAYER:
My forgiving Lord, You are the Divine Physician Who has come to forgive and heal all of our ills. Remove my pride and self-righteousness so that I can be filled with humility and see clearly the sin in my life. As I see my sin, help me to turn to You and to trust in Your abundant mercy. You came for sinners, dear Lord, and I am one of those sinners in need. Jesus, I trust in You.

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