Saturday 3 October 2020

About Today Readings

Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17. Lord, let your face shine on me – Psalm 118(119):66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130. Luke 10:17-24.

Rejoice that your names are written in heaven

In today’s Gospel I am struck by the fact that Jesus teaches his disciples how to view their world and their God. He says that the way to see the world is not through the eyes of those in power, but through the eyes of children and those without influence. He tells them to be thankful that they have been given this gift of seeing the world as he does. He tells them that the only way to know the Father is to know the Son, a simple man who travelled, taught and had no fixed address. This goes against all the Roman world of the time taught. Power, privilege and money were all important. Jesus was seen as a radical because he challenged this view, not only with his teaching, but with his actions and his calls to action.

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