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Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
Matthew 17:22-27
The Vision: God on the Cherubim. On the fifth day of the fourth
month of the fifth year, the word of the Lord came to the priest Eze-
kiel, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar
ˀ There the hand of the Lord came upon me. Above the firmament
over their heads something like a throne could be seen looking like
sapphire. Upon it was seated, one who had the appearance of a
manˎ he was surrounded with splendor. Such was the vision of the
likeness of the glory of the Lord. The Word of the Lord
ˎJesus said to them, ˈThe Son of Man is to be handed over to men,
and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.ˉ And they
were overwhelmed with grief.
If we believe that God is in control, we can die in the faith that God
will raise us up. We can forgive those who hurt us and betray us be-
lieving that God is going to make things right. We can sacrifice our
rights with the faith in God˅s justice. I pray that when we make our