Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Colman, Bishop

October 29th, 2015
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." Luke 13 : 35

In today’s reading,  we see that Jesus,  who lived such a wonderful and glorious life,  doing good,  healing the sick,  was hated and despised by his own people.  The Pharisees warned him to leave Perea as Herod wanted to kill him,  but Jesus,  resolute and determined,  discussed Herod’s murderous threats,  and moved on his way.  He would continue his ministry of healing and driving out demons,  and then,  when decided,  would go to Jerusalem,  which he knew meant certain death.   His affection and love for Jerusalem is obvious in his grief at the city’s rejection of him and his message.  He wept because he loved.  His death on the Cross,  the Resurrection,  and his gift of the Holy Spirit,  all occurred there.   Neither Herod,  the Pharisees,  the scribes,  the teachers of the law,  nor Jesus’ many enemies were able to control or influence his destiny.  Jesus is the only human being whose life was completely and utterly in his own hands.  He was one hundred per cent a human being,  and at the same time one hundred per cent God.


Jesus, humble and gentle of heart, look on us with tenderness and love. Amen