Friday 4 September 2020

About Today Readings

Day of penance. Ember Day.

1 Corinthians 4:1-5. The salvation of the just comes from the Lord – Psalm 36(37):3-6, 27-28, 39-40. Luke 5:33-39.

What is blocking us from receiving the Good News?

The idea of the ‘new’ is something of a theme in today’s Gospel: new garment, new wine… Jesus is inviting us to be made anew, to let go of anything that might hold us back, of worrying about what others think of us. He asks his disciples not to look back or to look out but to look inwards and to notice their own attitudes and what might be blocking them from receiving the good news.

What might be blocking us from seeing where God is at work in us? From doing the right thing at the right time. On this Ember Day let us dedicate prayers and actions to what is right and just today. A focus on the environment, our call to be stewards and to care for our earth and its beautiful resources. Ensuring that there is always something new growing for future generations.

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