Monday 28 January 2019
St Thomas Aquinas.
Hebrews 9:15, 24-28. Psalm 97(98):1-6. Mark 3:22-30.
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous deeds – Psalm 97(98):1-6.
‘Sing to the Lord a new song.’
One of the greatest challenges of our world is to trust in the power of forgiveness and to fully understand and believe in the reconciling love that God offers each one of us.
In the gospel today, Jesus calls together his followers, despite the fear of ridicule, and speaks to them about their understanding of unity, and of reconciliation within themselves. Jesus emphasises that it is impossible to live a life that is fully worthy of God’s reconciling love if we continue to make condemnatory judgments, to criticise, and to inflict our own ideals on others.
We need to first forgive ourselves before we can forgive others: then we will truly experience the presence of God.Email this Print This Page