Friday 16 November 2018
St Margaret of Scotland. St Gertrude.
2 John 4-9. Psalm 118(119):1-2, 10-11, 17-18. Luke 17:26-37.
Happy are they who follow the law of the Lord! – Psalm 118(119):1-2, 10-11, 17-18.
‘To love is to live according to his commandments.’
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 more loving person.
Perhaps I am misunderstanding what is being asked of me in the Gospels. Maybe you use the hard words to jolt us 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.