Friday 4 October 2019

About Today Readings

St Francis of Assisi

Bar 1:15-22. Psalm 78 (79):1-5,8-9. Lk 10:13-16.

For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us – Psalm 78 (79):1-5,8-9

‘Anyone who listens to you listens to me’

Early clear mornings give me the morning star and then the sun rises through clouds of blue, gold and peach, my gum trees glistening with pure light. Darkness is packed away and once again I am filled with wonder. With the little birds I exult in the majesty and gifts of God. I breathe into a new day.

The sublime beauty surrounding us remind our spirits of the bounty of God. Saint Francis of Assisi and now Pope Francis advise on living a simple life as a pathway to genuine creativity. Countless souls have been fired by their examples.

Be aware of the insidious intrusion of technology on your day. Empty promises of more and improved noise and knowledge may detract from your own creative self. Daily chats with Jesus will nullify the strident calls for success, power and wealth. Normally busy people can still have a stillpoint within, because of a strong friendship with Jesus.

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