Sunday 10 June 2018

About Today Readings

Week II Psalter. 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Genesis 3:9-15. Psalm 129(13). 2 Colossians 4:13-5:1. Mark 3:20-35.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption—Psalm 129(13).

 ‘Visible things are transitory, but invisible things eternal.’

Today’s Gospel has Jesus describe the bounds of his family as those who do the will of God. So what does it mean to do God’s will?

St Ignatius Loyola invites us to keep before our eyes always the desire to praise, reverence and serve God our Lord. Praise is the first word in the sequence. We need to praise God with songs of joy and habits of gratitude. Next comes reverence: we are to notice the presence of God in all things and let this lead us to prayer.

Then comes service: out of our praise and reverence we receive the disposition necessary to be of service to God and others.

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