4 readings +
are from Simple
(which has Chinese translation available)
Readings for "Easter 6"
Some Jewish Christians came to Syrian
Antioch from Judea and said that non-Jewish Christians should be
circumcised. Paul and Barnabas argued against such an idea, and decided to
go to Jerusalem to discuss this issue with the apostles there
During a long meeting, Peter reminded everyone
how the Holy Spirit had been poured out on non-circumcised people.
of how all peoples are meant to be consecrated to the Lord
James then issued a teaching for non-Jewish
"All we ask you to do is to abstain
- from food sacrificed to idols
- from blood from the meat of strangled animals
- from fornication.
Avoid these, and you will do what is right"
Jesus, please don't let me make unreasonable
demands on other people
My recording of
O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shine its light upon us.
Let all the peoples praise you, O God.
Let all the peoples praise you.
O sing to the Lord, make music to his name.
Rejoice in the Lord, exult at his presence.
Father of the orphan, defender of the widow,
God provides a shelter for the homeless.
God gives his people strength.
May all the peoples of the
earth know you and praise you, O God
I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven. It had God's glory, and glittered like
a precious diamond
There was no temple in the city, since the
Lord God and the Lamb were themselves the temple
The city did not need sun or moon for
light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God and of the Lamb
Jesus, Light of the world, Light of Heaven, we
adore you, Lord!
At the meal, Jesus said to his disciples
"If you love me, you will put my words into practice, and my Father
will love you, and we shall make our home in your heart
The New Friend, the Holy Spirit, whom the
Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of
all I have said to you
Peace I leave with you, my own peace I give
you, a peace the world cannot give"
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, please help me
understand how you live in my heart. Thank you for your peace
may well disturb us to learn of the extinction of mammals or
birds, since they are more visible. But the good functioning of
ecosystems also requires fungi, algae, worms, insects, reptiles
and an innumerable variety of microorganisms.
Some less numerous species, although generally
unseen, nonetheless play a critical role in maintaining the
equilibrium of a particular place. Human beings must intervene
when a geosystem reaches a critical state.
But nowadays, such intervention in nature has become more and
more frequent. As a consequence, serious problems arise, leading
to further interventions; human activity becomes ubiquitous,
with all the risks which this entails. Often
a vicious circle results, as human intervention to resolve a
problem further aggravates the situation.
Star of the new
help us to bear radiant witness to communion,
service, ardent and generous faith,
justice, and love of the poor,
that the joy of the Gospel
may reach to the ends of the earth,
illuminating even the fringes of our world.
Mother of the
wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones,
pray for us.
As we Silver
sometimes we have trouble with our computers.
had a problem, so I called George,
the 11 year old
next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and
asked him to come over. George
couple of buttons and solved the problem. As he was walking
away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong? He replied,
'It was an ID ten T error.'
I didn't want
to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, 'An ID ten T
error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'
you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?
it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'
So I wrote
join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the
Europe & Russia Tues:
South Asia Wed:
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Central & North America
please bless the people of Africa
And praying for prisoners in one
part of China each day of the month:
On this 1st of
the month, Jesus please bless the prisoners of Anhui
praying for one of the
world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 1st
of the month, Jesus please bless the people of Congo
praying for one Islam-related
intention each day of the
all Muslims in my own
from (mainly African) inmates in Hong Kong prisons - and other
drug trafficking items: 2016
(stopping Africans from being tricked into
bringing drugs to HK)
from Tanzanian inmates in Hong Kong prisons
Asylum Seekers' File
South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)