Friday 15 September 2023

About Today Readings

Our Lady of Sorrows | Day of penance

1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14. You are my inheritance, O Lord – Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-8, 11. Luke 6:39-42.

A fully trained disciple will be like their teacher

Jesus is teaching honesty and integrity in today’s Gospel. What right have we to think we can criticise another’s character if we haven’t looked into our own self and recognised our sinfulness.

Paul’s conversion shows the power of God’s mercy. Paul says that God had judged him and found him trustworthy. This gave him the strength and fortitude to face the certainty of persecution, and to continue to bless and encourage his followers as he does here in his letter to Timothy.

Today let us strive to face the truth of our own flaws and to be careful not just about what we say about others but also what we think, for the thought lies close behind the word.

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