Saturday 30 September 2017

About Today Readings

St Jerome.

Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15. Jeremiah 31:10-13. Luke 9:43-45.

The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock — Jeremiah 31:10-13.

We are all the children of God.

The first reading and the psalm speak of the saving work of God.

They predict a great Jerusalem, a golden age of joyfulness and gladness. But Jesus tells a different story—the Son of Man will be handed over!

Lord, your greatness was in rejecting the way of popular success. Even when people were full of admiration, you chose the cross instead. This is how you save us.

You did not come to take away our troubles but to share them.

In you we see that joy and sorrow go together and are intertwined.

In you we see that it is through struggle that we are saved.

Help us, Lord, to struggle together as family, parish, community, nation and world.

For it is in struggling together, amidst the joy and sorrow, that we will find that deeper gladness and peace.

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