Daily Reading for Monday, May 27th, 2024

Monday May 27, 2024
Office: Psalter Week 4
Mass and Preface of the day or Memorial
Vestment: Green/White
Today’s Rosary: Joyful Mystery

Death Anniversary: Bishop Kelvin Aje (Sokoto) – 27/05/2019

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“Without having seen him you love him,’ you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.”
The beginning of the first Letter of Saint Peter (1 Peter 1:3-9)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,  so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy. As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls.

The word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM (Psalm111: 1b-2.5-6.9 and 10c (R. 5b)
R/. The Lord keeps his covenant ever in mind.
Or:   Alleluia.

I will praise the Lord with all my heart,
in the meeting of the just and the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord,
to be pondered by all who delight in them. R/.

He gives food to those who fear him;
keeps his covenant ever in mind.
His mighty works he has shown to his people
by giving them the heritage of nations. R/.

R/. The Lord keeps his covenant ever in mind.
Or:   Alleluia.

He has sent redemption to his people,
and established his covenant forever.
Holy his name, to be feared.
His praise endures forever! R/.


ALLELUIA 2 Corinthians 8:9
Alleluia. Though Jesus Christ was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. Alleluia.


“Go, sell what you have, and follow me.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark (Mark 10:17-27)

At that time: As Jesus was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not kill, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honour your father and mother. ”’ And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.” And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” At that saying his countenance fell, and he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,  “How hard it will be for those who have riches  to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


Salvation is a gift of God. We are saved by our faith in God’s power and mercy. We cannot be saved by out power or good works alone and we cannot keep the requirement of the law perfectly. There will always be some deficiency somewhere. There will always be something more. The man with great wealth needed to make up for more thing. To fulfil all the requirements of the law is to take refuge in the grace of God who died for us and bought us with his blood. Let us ask for his grace to do what we can and let him do what we cannot do.


Lord Jesus, I bless your name for giving me this day and for making me wake up from sleep strong and healthy. May your most Holy name be praised now and forever. Amen.

I offer to you all that we shall do today. Keep us safe, bless our families, favour the work of our hands and may your presence surround us and may it dispel and ward off every attack of the evil one.

Give me a faith that will be willing and ready to give a helping hand to others so that they will come to you and receive their blessings and miracles.

Through my work may the sick be healed, the eyes of the blind be opened, the deaf hear, the dumb speak and those whose hope is lost find their way back to you O Lord.

Make use of me to your own glory and may I become a channel of upliftment as I step out of my house today. May I be ready and willing to help others and in doing so may I never lack your help in my life. Amen.

It is a new day my dear friend, be positive in mind and heart, put in your best in what you do. Be kind to people, you will definitely receive God’s blessings and your testimonies will be sure at the end of the day.

May God’s help and glory rest upon you so that you will do good in his name. Amen.

Meditation: Isaiah 35:1-10 / Luke 5:17-26


In the Trinitarian God head we see the persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit united in love and working for the good of humanity and the Most Blessed Trinity continues to work for us on a daily basis.

Our Mother Mary also played her role and part as she was chosen by the Most Blessed Trinity to become the vessel through which the person of the Son will come into the world to redeem humanity. She was given a responsibility and she carried it out without compromise. We must learn from her to play our God given role in life well so that the Blessed Trinity will be glorified.

Let us pray,
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me the opportunity to play a part in this life for the good of humanity and for the glory of the Most Blessed Trinity. May I never look back in professing your name. Amen. And May the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Meditation: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40