Saturday 26 October 2019

About Today Readings

Romans 8:1-11. Psalm 23(24):1-6. Luke 13:1-9.

Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face – Psalm 23(24):1-6

‘The Spirit of God dwells in you’

Paul writes to the Roman community about living life through the Spirit. What we focus on in our life grows. Let us focus on love, compassion and justice – those things that our God desires – then they will grow in our life! Furthermore, when our focus is on love, compassion and justice, we will experience fullness of life and peace. Indeed, this is what Patrick O’Sullivan SJ writes in his book Prayer and Relationships: ‘where we focus our attention colours all the other areas of our life. If we focus on negativity, the negativity will spread; if we focus on grace, what is life-giving, the grace will spread.’

Today’s psalm celebrates the blessings of a life lived in and for God. It is not a life without difficulty or pain: the difference is God’s steadfast presence with us. In our God we will find comfort and consolation.


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