Saturday 25 September 2021

About Today Readings

Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15. The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock – Jeremiah 31:10-13. Luke 9:43-45.

We are called beyond our complacency

Sometimes, maybe even often, what Jesus has to say is unsettling. Its uncomfortable of course, but sometimes in prayer we need to allow ourselves to remain with the unsettling reverberation of his presence. We are called beyond our complacency and the easy answers that can be enticing, to the fullness of life which is our promise. There is no way of getting there, though, without being honest about who we are in relation to our God.

Jesus knows this is not easy, he knows his disciples will turn away from a mirror being turned on them. So, he wants the words to ‘sink in’.  The betrayal he will suffer is at ‘human hands’, at the hands of each one of us. We can only look on this reality because we know what he does with that betrayal; he makes of it the very opportunity for our salvation.

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