Friday 7 September 2018

About Today Readings

Day of Prayer and Penance.

1 Corinthians 4:1-5. Psalm 36(37):3-6, 27-28, 39-40. Luke 5:33-39.

The salvation of the just comes from the Lord—Psalm 36(37):3-6, 27-28, 39-40.

‘The old is good.’

We cling to old, treasured ways of being and doing. We tell ourselves that they are part of who we are. Even when we seek to change, those entrenched habits of body, mind and everyday life often remain.

Being called to a change of heart, metanoia, challenges us deeply, asking for wholehearted commitment. Jesus cautions us that by patching new fabric on old – putting new wine in old skins – makes a mess of both, so we must leave the old ways behind. We are invited to dive from the brackish shallows into the pure, deep waters of God’s love. To repent, to shed the comfort of the old, to risk the new.

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