Saturday 29 August 2020
The Beheading of St John the Baptist
1 Corinthians 1:26-31. Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own – Psalm 32(33):12-13, 18-21. Matthew 25:14-30.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
St Augustine is an edifying example in church history as one who used all of his talents to the full, especially in his writing and service of the church. His mother fulfilled her service by her perseverance in prayer for her wayward son in his youth, and was rewarded by his conversion.
Like Monica, we also have the hope that God is in charge of all if we but trust in his name. God has also graced us with the power not to hide our treasure but to put whatever those talents are towards the advancement of his kingdom.
Let us be as persevering in our hope as the examples of Monica and Augustine for, as St Paul told the Corinthians, the power of God is stronger than human power.
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