Friday 6 October 2017
Baruch 1:15-22. Psalm 78(79):5, 8-9. Luke 10:13-16.
For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us — Psalm 78(79):5, 8-9.
‘Whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.’
Just like the prophets who came before him, Jesus is very clear that God, whose Good News he comes to proclaim, has an urgent agenda. Now is the time to repent, to re-think those decisions, attitudes and values that little by little harden our hearts and block out our capacity to welcome what is holy.
Jesus speaks uncompromisingly about the desolation that clouds our judgment when we fall out of friendship with God, and reject God’s message of love and mercy. Lord, teach me to be generous, to serve you as you deserve….