Monday 27 May 2019

About Today Readings

ST AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY.

Acts 16:11-15. Psalm 149:1-6, 9. John 15:26 – 16:4.

The Lord takes delight in his people – Psalm 149:1-6, 9. 

‘You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.’

As we journey towards Pentecost, we hear the stories of the early Christian church with a sense of familiarity. They are earthy stories of conversion that ring true today. Lydia, ‘in the purple-dye trade’, therefore a merchant, ‘listened to us, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying’. She then offers the gift of hospitality, welcoming the disciples into her home!

Let us pray for those initiated during the Easter Vigil. Are there any new members of your community? Have you time for coffee with them, to ask about their journey to faith? Listen with the ear of your heart and allow the Lord to open your heart.

We are all on a continuing path of conversion of heart to Jesus and we have much to learn from the newly initiated. We are God’s children, and the Lord delights in us.

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