Friday 11 November 2022

About Today Readings

St Martin of Tours

2 John 4-9. Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord! – Psalm 118(119):1-2, 10-11, 17-18. Luke 17:26-37.

Those who try to save their life will lose it

The readings for today contain stern words, Lord. They put in urgent terms the call to respond to you and to your Gospel. You want decisions, and you want them now. In the daily round of my life, I guess you get something of a look-in. But I know I could be a better person, a more loving one.

Perhaps I am misunderstanding what’s being asked of me in the Gospels. Maybe you use the hard words not so much to get people to focus on themselves, but to jolt them into awareness of you. Lord, forgive me for the ways I can make following you a way of becoming absorbed in myself. Come, Lord, and free me to yield to you.

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