Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines

19th February, 2017

Theme: No hatred, no revenge: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.


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Entrance THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE


Ch: This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine [x3]

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine


The light that shines is the light of love

It lights the darkness from above

It shines on me and it shines on you

Shows what the power of love can do

I'm gonna shine my light both far and near

I'm gonna shine my light both bright and clear

Where there's a dark corner in this land

I'm gonna let my little light shine


Chorus x2




First reading Leviticus 19: 1-2, 17-18. You must not bear hatred for your brother in your heart. You must openly tell him of his offence…You must not exact vengeance.



Psalm DAY BY DAY


Day by day, day by day, oh dear Lord three things I pray

To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly

Follow thee more nearly, day by day


[x4]





Second reading 1 Corinthians 3: 16-23. The wisdom if this world is foolishness to God.



Gospel Matthew 5:38-48. “You have learnt how it was said: Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. But I say to you: if anyone hits you on the right cheek, offer him the other as well”.





Offertory WASTED ON THE WAY


Look around me, I can see my life before me, running rings around the way it used to be

I am older now, I have more than what I wanted

But I wish that I had started long before I did


And there's so much time to make up, everywhere you turn

Time we have wasted on the way

So much water moving underneath the bridge, let the water come and carry us away


Oh when you were young, did you question all the answers

Did you envy all the dancers who had all the nerve

Look around you now, you must go for what you wanted

Look at all my friends who did and got what they deserved


So much time to make up, everywhere you turn

Time we have wasted on the way

So much water moving underneath the bridge, let the water come and carry us away


So much love to make up, everywhere you turn

Love we have wasted on the way

So much water moving underneath the bridge, let the water come and carry us away

Let the water come and carry us away


Acclamation WHEN WILL I EVER LEARN


When will I ever learn to live in God

When will I ever learn

He gives me everything I need, and more

When will I ever learn


Communion WHENEVER GOD SHINES HIS LIGHT


Whenever God shines His light on me

Opens up my eyes, so I can see

When I look up in the darkest night

Then I know everything's gonna be alright

In deep confusion, in great despair

When I reach out for Him, He is there

When I am lonely, as I can be

Then I know that God shines His light on me


Ch: Reach out for Him, He'll be there

With Him your troubles you can share

And if you live the life you love

You'll get the blessings from above


He heals the sick and He heals the lame

Says you can do it too in Jesus' name

And He'll lift you up, and He'll turn you around

And put your feet back on higher ground

Chorus


Reflection:

The bully in the classroom, bending and distorting the lives of the victims - is there a way to follow Christ in living with this? Did not Christ make up a whip of cords and drive the moneychangers from the temple? Where does righteous anger end and nasty revenge begin? Christ, who overturned the tables of the sellers in the temple, teach us when to stand up for right and when to turn hearts by sacrifice and forgiveness. When we are stuck nursing our wounds, help us, help us not to spread within ourselves the evil we receive, but to find a way to act as beautifully as you. Holy Spirit, give us the courage to live as one with those who are pushed around and hurt in our school, our office, our home, our street.




Recessional SERVE HIM


One day I took, I took an honest look

I tried everything, I played every game in the book

And I saw that there was nothing in this world to live for anymore

Then one day, one day I heard about

A certain man who could work things out

So I came to Jesus, you know He came in

And He showed me the way


Ch: Now all I want to do is serve Him,

Oh, And all I want to do is serve the King

That others may know Him and the power

The power of His love


Power of His love, power of His love, Power of His love, power of His love

Power of His love (Freedom in the Spirit, power in His blood)

Power of His love (Freedom in the Spirit, power in His blood)

Power of His love (Freedom in the Spirit, power in His blood)


Chorus




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