Monday 7th January, 2013
St Raymond of Penyafort. 1 John 3:22 – 4:6. I will give you all the nations for your heritage - Ps 2:7-8, 10-11. Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25.
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I will give you all the nations for your heritage.
The spirit of God in us and in the world is celebrated in today’s readings. If we love one another, we are in God and God is in us. The promise of the psalm is that all nations are our heritage and the ends of the earth are our possession. But we are also told that those of us born to privilege must be wise and serve God with humility.
A model of humble service is found in the ministry of Jesus as he proclaims the Good News and cures the sick. Do we live a life of service, or do we enjoy a life of privilege? If all nations are our heritage, who is our neighbour? How might we live out the simple yet difficult commandment to love our neighbour?