Called to Speak a Difficult Word

 
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Tuesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time, based on Ezekiel 2:8-3:4

You, mortal, hear what I say to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you. I looked, and a hand was stretched out to me, and a written scroll was in it. He spread it before me; it had writing on the front and on the back, and written on it were words of lamentation and mourning and woe.

  He said to me, O mortal, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. He said to me, Mortal, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it. Then I ate it; and in my mouth it was as sweet as honey.

  He said to me: Mortal, go to the house of Israel and speak my very words to them.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Brian Pierce, O.P.

​fr Brian is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA. Brian lives at the Priory of St. Albert the Great in Irving, Texas and ministers as an itinerant preacher worldwide.