Saturday 11 July 2020

About Today Readings

St Benedict

Isaiah 6:1-8. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty – Psalm 92(93):1-2, 5. Matthew 10:24-33.

‘Here I am, send me’

Ring ring, God is calling. Could it be for me? Isaiah never expected to be called or sent by God. But today we hear that he was filled with God’s grace, then filled with a sense of unworthiness, then filled with a freeing forgiveness. Finally, he was ready to say yes to God, to volunteer for the task. And he went on to become the greatest of prophets, proclaiming God’s warnings and announcing God’s hope to the Israelite people.

It might not be so dramatic for us, but we really are all called to share God’s vision for the world. We all have unique roles and parts in God’s plan.

St Benedict, whose feast we celebrate, was called to silence and later to found twelve communities of monks. But what is your role? When God calls, ‘Whom shall I send?’ how will you answer today?

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