Vol: 45, No.35 10TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ( B) June 10 2018  
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; whom should I dread? When those who do evil draw near, they stumble and fall. (Ps 26-1-2)
Human beings have a tendency to commit sin and justify the sinful act both of which do not go unpunished. After the first couple had broken God’s Law and had eaten the forbidden fruit they were afraid and so they hid themselves. When questioned by God the man put the blame on the woman and the woman in turn put the blame on the tempter. As punishment of the sin the first parents were driven out of the Garden of Eden and suffering became endemic. Accusing Jesus of casting out demons through the power of Beelzebul was a diabolic action by the Jews which comes under the category of unpardonable sins. Jesus is driven by the power of the Holy Spirit and to say anything contrary to it is ill-conceived. The liturgy of today invites us to ponder over our sinfulness and seek God’s help in overcoming them. Are we ready? (Pause)
I Confess to almighty God...
Glory to God...

O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we, who call on you in our need, may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance do it. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
(The first parents cannot hide their sin from God to whom they are accountable. When questioned the man blames the woman and the woman blames the serpent).
A reading from the Book of Genesis

The Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (129)
Response: With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.
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