Monday 28 October 2019

About Today Readings

Sts Simon and Jude

Ephesians 2:19-22. Psalm 18(19):2-5. Luke 6:12-19.

Their message goes out through all the earth – Psalm 18(19):2-5

‘He spent the night in prayer to God’

In today’s gospel, Luke relates how Jesus chose his twelve apostles from among his disciples, following a night of prayer to his Father. This was a ‘Be in this with me, Father’ form of prayer much used by Jesus. Having chosen his apostles, Jesus joined his disciples and a large crowd of people from many parts of the country. These people had come to hear Jesus and to seek his healing power.

In today’s first reading, Paul writes that the church is God’s temple and that the Gentiles are built into it. It is a church built on foundations that the prophets and the apostles have laid, with Jesus Christ as cornerstone and them as part of the building. Lord, bring all your church together in following you, ready to work for the building of your reign in our time, and attentive to finding and serving you in the poor.

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