Friday 16 July 2021
Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Day of penance
Exodus 11:10 – 12:14. I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord – Ps 115(116):12-13, 15-18. Matthew 12:1-8.
The Son of Man is master of the Sabbath
A golden, sunlit harvest,
the Lord among his friends,
grain chewed and shared,
a dream of rest with God as host.
A watching line of black-clad men
with narrowed eyes and hearts,
observing, running to denounce
this breach of Sabbath law.
You call us, Lord, with open hearts
to rest with you in free delight
at such a lovely, fruitful world.
You are our Sabbath Lord.