Saturday 11 August 2018

About Today Readings

St Clare.

Habakkuk 1:12 – 2:4. Psalm 9A:8-13. Matthew 17:14-20.

You will never abandon those who seek you, Lord—Psalm 9A:8-13.

‘The upright will live through faithfulness.’

Living alongside the disciples and teaching them must have at times been frustrating for Jesus. There were moments when they seemed to get it and to be following God’s way in faith.

But today’s Gospel shows us that there were times when he became frustrated with their lack of focus.

Through their inconsistency, the disciples make the gift of Jesus so much more profound.

His total commitment to faith and connection to God changes lives in ways of which they seem incapable. Jesus’ power is very evident, and even in a moment of frustration he does not waver.

He knows what is best for the disciples – and the world.

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