Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings


I like to tell people that Benedictine monks are in school their whole lives and that our graduation date is when we die. Monks open themselves to continuously being educated and formed by God and our monastic teachings. King David in our Responsorial Psalm today pleads to God, “Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord.” King David was continually asking through his prayers for God’s wisdom and teachings so that he could be a righteous leader for God’s chosen people.

In your daily lives, is this something that you can stop and do? Brothers and sisters, yes, maybe some of you have had long careers and are retired, maybe some of you have already raised a family, or maybe some of you have achieved the highest university schooling. You are one who can say you’ve done it all. If any of these things mentioned are you, can you today, go before God in prayer and plead for Him to teach you more? None of us have graduated yet. There are still teachings and homework to be done. St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, pray for us.

Reflection by Fr. Macario Martinez, OSB

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