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February 13, 2011: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Try to take time this week to read one Psalm each day and find advice for living a happy life from God.

Blessed are they whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of God. Blessed are they who keep God’s law, who seek God with all their heart. (Psalm 119:1-2)

Usually we look at the gospel for Sunday. Today you are invited to consider Psalm 119. The passage above is very short. However, Psalm 119 is the longest of the 150 psalms.
This psalm tells us that those who keep God’s law and seek God with all their heart will be blessed or happy. You may be reminded of the Beatitudes. Keeping laws is not a popular thing to do, especially when we disagree with them. But if you do what God wants of you, you will be happy and blessed.
Think about your family life. When all members of your family cooperate with the rules and regulations in your home and act lovingly, isn’t your family happy? Life in your home is blessed, isn’t it? And, it is also true with the family of God.
People living good lives make a difference in our world and contribute in a positive way.


If you haven’t looked at the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament, take time this week to read one psalm each day. Ask your mother or father to help you choose the psalms and to read them with you.
As you read the psalms, find advice for living a happy life. And, as you celebrate Valentine’s Day, keep in mind that love is proven through actions.

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Sister Mary Beth Klingel

Sister Mary Beth is currently ministering as the Guest Services Coordinator in Woodhaven, a Retreat and Guest House. In addition to many liturgical involvements, she also is a volunteer visitor in Providence Health Care. Previously she served for 10 years on the SP leadership team general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.

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