Sunday 1 September 2019

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22ND WEEK | Week II Psalter

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20, 28-29. Psalm 67(68):4-7, 10-11. Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24. Luke 14:1, 7-14.
God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor – Psalm 67(68):4-7, 10-11.
‘Invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, the lame.’

Hosting Christmas lunch for people with disabilities can be chaotic but fun. Annually, we send invitations widely, expect 70 and see what happens. For an 11am start, guests start arriving at 10am for drinks and nibbles. By 11.30, some are ready for the main course while others are still arriving. Friends from previous years are greeted and the noise level rises. The first group are ready for desert as the later ones start their main. One man elects to eat on the nature strip so he can have bourbon with lunch. The meal over, gift bags are distributed. Presents in hand, guests stand and walk down the drive. By 1.30, all have gone, left-over food has been delivered to boarding houses, tables have been dismantled, chairs stacked and the yard swept. It is over for another year. Jesus, you are welcome.

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