Friday 22 September 2017

About Today Readings

Day of Penance.

1 Timothy 6:2-12. Psalm 48(49):6-10, 17-20. Luke 8:1-3.

Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs! — Psalm 48(49):6-10, 17-20.

Jesus as the traveller in curious company.

Here is Jesus travelling through towns and villages with the twelve disciples and some women, notably Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Susanna.

It is always curious to think about the character of Jesus, and today’s short passage provides a glimpse of Jesus as the traveller in curious company.

If Jesus today were to go to a job interview, he might rightly call himself ‘a team player’.

This account highlights for our thought and reflection the value for us in establishing a support base.

As was the case with Jesus’ support, this may mean that people with all sorts of histories are contributing to our journeys, and importantly, our histories are also contributing to their journeys.

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