Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030717.cfm
Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down And do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.
The word of God always works for good, not for ill. When the word of God is proclaimed and passed on, it lays on the hearts of those who hear it. And like the rain and snow, it waters the hearts and souls of the hearers.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your word has been planted in my heart. It has nourished my love for you and grown to love others as you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
From all their distress God rescues the just.