Friday 27 September 2019

About Today Readings

St Vincent de Paul
Haggai 1:15 – 2:9. Psalm 42(43):1-4. Luke 9:18-22.
Hope in God, I will praise him, my saviour and my God – Psalm 42(43):1-4
‘Who do you say I am?’

Jesus asks this, not for himself, but for us, for me. He knows very well who he is, but I need to answer for myself. I ask what I have been given down the years, what gifts and trials have shown me the face and heart of Jesus. I must search for my answer and take it to heart. Once I have found it I am called to live out of it, much as I would for a much-loved person.

Jesus has summoned us to be the person we were born to be and through his life showed us that he is the way. Jesus, be my life and way. Guide me with light for my path. Encourage me to spend time with you in prayer. Just as you led St Vincent de Paul, awaken my awareness of your presence in the poor, and in all those crying for compassion.

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