Saturday 14 July 2018

About Today Readings

Isaiah 6:1–8. Psalm 92(93):1–2, 5. Matthew 10:24–33.

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty—Psalm 92(93):1–2, 5.

‘Here am I, send me.’

Jesus warns his disciples. Just as he has suffered as a teacher, they as his followers will suffer also as they go about proclaiming his teachings. He calls on his disciples not to be afraid of those who challenge his teachings they are proclaiming. All will be made clear.

Jesus then instructs them not to be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. The power over both body and soul only resides in the Father. He is not a Father to be feared in the way the Pharisees taught. ‘Fear of the Lord’ in Jesus’ terms means being deeply aware of God’s sacred presence and having a profound desire to do God’s holy will.

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