Weekly Reading, Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekly Reading, Sunday, January 13, 2013

Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7

Thus says the LORD:
Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one with whom I am pleased,
upon whom I have put my spirit;
he shall bring forth justice to the nations,
not crying out, not shouting,
not making his voice heard in the street.
a bruised reed he shall not break,
and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,
until he establishes justice on the earth;
the coastlands will wait for his teaching.

I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.

(Catholic Fundamentalism interpretation:  The Loving Programmer is telling Isaiah that He is going to download The Program, in human form, to provide access to Him (The Loving Programmer) through Him (The Son, The entirety of The Creation Program Who will take human form.  He will not use His power to force people to believe, but will quietly establish justice upon the earth simply by announcing that there is Truth, that Truth is Love, and that God is Truth and Love.  Implicit in this is that human programs should use the free will with which they have been downloaded to make the right choices.)

Responsorial Psalm Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30

R. (1) O bless the Lord, my soul.
O LORD, my God, you are great indeed!
you are clothed with majesty and glory,
robed in light as with a cloak.
You have spread out the heavens like a tent-cloth;
(Your power has written and downloaded The Creation Program, making everything we see in the sky above the way one 0f your human programs would make a tent.)
R. O bless the Lord, my soul.
You have constructed your palace upon the waters.
You make the clouds your chariot;
you travel on the wings of the wind.
You make the winds your messengers,
and flaming fire your ministers.
(We see what You have programmed and downloaded all around us.  Everything we see You have programmed and downloaded to do Your will.)
R. O bless the Lord, my soul.
How manifold are your works, O LORD!
In wisdom you have wrought them all—
the earth is full of your creatures;
the sea also, great and wide,
in which are schools without number
of living things both small and great.
(Your Programs, O Loving Programmer, are beyond counting.  Your Earth Program is full of your plant and animal programs.  Your Sea Program is filled with others of Your Living Programs, too many for us to count.)
R. O bless the Lord, my soul.
They look to you to give them food in due time.
When you give it to them, they gather it;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
(Every part of your program is provided for by You, Loving Programmer.  Your generosity fills all of Your programs with what is needed for sustenance.)
R. O bless the Lord, my soul.
If you take away their breath, they perish and return to the dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the earth.
(If You do not sustain your myriad of sub-Programs, they run down, and return to the bits that You compiled into The Creation Program.    When You send forth Your Spirit, the beings are compiled and You renew The Creation Program.)
R. O bless the Lord, my soul.

Reading 2 Acts 10:34-38

Peter proceeded to speak to those gathered
in the house of Cornelius, saying:
“In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation whoever fears Him and acts uprightly
is acceptable to Him.
You know the word that he sent to the Israelites
as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all,
what has happened all over Judea,
beginning in Galilee after the baptism
that John preached,
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and power.
He went about doing good
and healing all those oppressed by the devil,
for God was with Him.”
(A new message is sent from The Loving Programmer to His human programs.  It is no longer only the sons of Jacob who may get into Heaven.  Its doors are now open to  “in every nation whoever fears Him and acts uprightly
is acceptable to him.”  Suddenly, The Loving Programmer has divided all the human programs into two.  There are those who fear Him and act uprightly and those who do not.  Catholic Fundamentalism suggests that this is the binary code of The Creation Program writ large.  In all the human programs with free will, there is only + and -.)

Or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7

The grace of God has appeared, saving all
and training us to reject Godless ways and worldly desires
and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age,
as we await the blessed hope,
the appearance of the glory of our great God
and Savior Jesus Christ,
Who gave Himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness
and to cleanse for Himself a people as His own,
eager to do what is good.

When the kindness and generous love
of God our Savior appeared,
not because of any righteous deeds we had done
but because of His mercy,
He saved us through the bath of rebirth
and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
whom He richly poured out on us
through Jesus Christ our savior,
so that we might be justified by His grace
and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

(The human programs may, by The Loving Programmer’s grace, erase their errors and access Him, thereby providing Him access to the believing and obedient human program.)

Gospel Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

The people were filled with expectation,
and all were asking in their hearts
whether John might be the Christ.
John answered them all, saying,
“I am baptizing you with water,
but one mightier than I is coming.
I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

After all the people had been baptized
and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,
heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him
in bodily form like a dove.
And a voice came from heaven,
“You are My beloved Son;
with you I am well pleased.”

(The Loving Programmer sent The Holy Wireless Connector to join Him with The Program, Jesus Christ, Who took human form and offered Himself as a sacrifice to provide access to The Loving Programmer for His beloved human programs who were God-fearing and obedient.  This was all done to fulfill predictions given to prophets hundreds of years before.)