Friday 16 June 2017

About Today Readings

Day of penance.
2 Corinthians 4:7-15. Psalms 115(116):10-11, 15-18. Matthew 5:27-32.

To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise — Psalms 115(116):10-11.

‘God will raise us to eternal life in our turn.’

St Paul believed this with all the faith, fervour and zeal he could muster. He preached, as Jesus did, against those who preferred a different message. Both Jesus and Paul died in preference to surrendering their beliefs.

As Jesus was raised up by the Father, Paul believed and preached that he and others speaking in faith and living that faith would be raised up with Jesus in turn.

We, as believers, carry with us in our bodies the death of Jesus. Similarly, the life of Jesus can be seen in our bodies while we remain true to our faith. Let us pray for the grace to persevere as both Jesus and Paul did in their lives and to be forever grateful for the opportunities we have been given.

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