Seeing and Doing

The Collect, or Opening Prayer, of Mass for this First Week of Ordinary Time is particularly beautiful:

Attend to the pleas of your people
with heavenly care, O Lord, we pray,
that they may see what must be done
and gain strength to do what they have seen.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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