Sunday 11 August 2019

About Today Readings

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 18:6-9. Psalm 32(33):1, 12, 18-20, 22. Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19. Luke 12:32-48.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own – Psalm 32(33):1, 12, 18-20, 22.

‘Give yourself treasure that will not fail you.’

Lord Jesus, we desire security. We try to find ways of making ourselves impregnable so that we won’t be devastated when the worst happens. But our Father is inviting us to make ourselves vulnerable by ‘selling all our possessions’ – by letting go the security we cling to, whatever it is. This is the way of faith.

Jesus, it is hard to take this sort of risk. It is hard to be completely dependent on you. It is especially hard when your kingdom and its realisation seem so far away. ‘Jesus, where are you?’ ‘Look in your heart’, I hear you reply. ‘If you continue to take the steps in faith I have been asking of you, you will see that you are not alone. You are companioned by the Holy Spirit who draws you into God and his kingdom now.’ May this realisation offer me consolation and peace each day.

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