Monday 6 November 2017

About Today Readings

Romans 11:29-36. Psalm 68(69):30-31, 33-34, 36-37. Luke 14:12-14.

Lord, in your great love, answer me — Psalm 68(69):30-31, 33-34, 36-37.

How inscrutable are the ways of God.

It is fascinating to notice the daily miracles of God’s providence in ways big and small. Surprises are always on offer and a gentle nudge from God comes via the most unexpected people and situations. St Ignatius trained himself in the awareness of responding to God’s nudge. He learned to test the ideas to see if they were indeed to the greater glory of God.

In the divided and corrupt church of the 16th century, the people had no clear vision of a life lived in Christ. A young nobleman, Charles Borromeo, worked to bring goodness and holiness back to the church, acting as a faithful guide to popes and cardinals. Inspiring both Aloysius Gonzaga and Edmund Campion, his reach was wide.

He wished only to be in a place of prayer and quiet, with the God he loved above all.

 

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