A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, January 11, 2010


By today, the eleventh day of the new year, some New Year’s resolutions have already been tested: some have held, some have bent, and some have failed.

Today’s Responsorial Psalm (116:12-13,14-17,18-19) and Gospel (Mark 1:14-20) share the theme of fulfillment.

My vows to the LORD I will pay
in the presence of all his people.

Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the Gospel.”

May the Lord Jesus give us the grace, wisdom, strength, and courage to fulfill our godly promises, vows, and commitments – most especially our vocation to live truly as His followers in our daily lives.

O LORD, I am your servant....