Friday 31 August 2018

About Today Readings

Day of Penance.

1 Corinthians 1:17-25. Psalm 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 10-11. Matthew 25:1-13.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord—Psalm 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 10-11.

‘We are preaching a crucified Christ.’

If you had one wish that would turn true regardless of what you asked for, what would you seek? Power? Fame? Money? An end to world poverty?

The answer that our all-powerful, all-knowing God came up with is that he decided to send his Son so that he could let us know how much he loved us. He entrusted his Son to our care and we responded by crucifying him. No wonder so many find the cross such a stumbling block to belief. What God could be so mad?

It is staggering, but it is true – God’s answer to all our problems is before us in the embrace of the man who hung on the cross.

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