Monday 16 October 2017

About Today Readings

St Hedwig; St Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Romans 1:1-7. Psalm 97(98):1-4. Luke 11:29-32.

The Lord has made known his salvation — Psalm 97(98):1-4.

‘The spirit of holiness was in him.’

The way that Jesus combined humanity and divinity reminds us that God is to be found in unexpected places. God is not alien to us and our world: rather God is at the heart of creation. God is in the simple and ordinary events and encounters that fill our days and nights.

When we seek God only in flashy and showy things, often we are disappointed. We remain blind to the ordinariness of God’s presence. In this sense everything is sacrament, every little thing whispers of the holiness of life. Jesus teaches us to see the little events and encounters as great miracles and extraordinary blessings. Though the stuff of life, they are the treasures richer than gold to be sought and to be shared. Then, through you, Lord Jesus, we can live with grace and peace and gratitude and praise.

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