Re the Daily Office Readings September 20 Anno Domini 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, faithful daughter of Judith

Ruth Bader Ginsberg 3/15/33-9/18/2020.
May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

The Lessons: Judith 5:22-6:4, 10-21; James 1:19-27; Matt. 6:1-6, 16-18

“You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.” This sounds like the mantra I need to adopt through at least mid-January. And I would really like to know how James read the Book of Judith.

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” A timely warning also for those of us who use social media.

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