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Vol: 45, No.38 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ( B) July 01 2018  
All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy! (Ps 46:2)
Certain deaths make us sorrowful, such as an untimely death by negligence and death of children and youth. Because people who die in these circumstances are innocent and many more years of life are left in them, but snuffed out against their will. The author of the book of Wisdom makes it abundantly clear that God has neither created death nor takes delight when someone dies. That is why Jesus took so much care to preserve life from sickness and hunger. In desperate cases Jesus did not hesitate to bring the dead person back to life as in the case of the little girl who had died or restored health as in the case of the woman with a flow of blood. What is our attitude towards death? Do we think about it as we go to bed every night? (Pause)
I Confess to almighty God.....
Glory to God...

O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. 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.
(God has neither created death nor does he take delight in it. Sirach is of the opinion that death has entered the world through the devil).
A reading from the Book of Wisdom
(1:13-15; 2:23-24)

God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death of the living. For he created all things that they might exist, and the generative forces of the world are wholesome, and there is no destructive poison in them; and the dominion of Hades is not on earth. For righteousness is immortal.
God created man for incorruption, and made him in the image of his own eternity, but through the devils envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it.
The Word of the Lord
PSALM (30)
Response: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.
I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me and have not let my enemies rejoice over me. O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead, restored me to life from those who sink into the grave. R./
Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him, give thanks to his holy name. His anger lasts but a moment; his favour through life. At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn. R./
The Lord listened and had pity. The Lord came to my help. For me you have
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