Sunday 25 June 2017

About Today Readings

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Week IV Psalter 
Jeremiah 20:10-13. Psalms 68(69):8-10, 14, 17, 33-35. Romans 5:12-15. Matthew 10:26-33.

Lord, in your great love, answer me — Psalms 68(69):8-10, 14, 17, 33-35.

‘What you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops.’

Jeremiah’s prophetic mission is met with opposition on all sides. Imprisoned for speaking the word of God, his lament soon turns to a beautiful proclamation of hope and trust in God, who will help him stay faithful to his calling.

The Gospel today sees Jesus implore us to follow Jeremiah’s example, and to proclaim the love of God ever louder in the public sphere. He reminds us that it is not the might of this world that should frighten us, but the invisible powers and principalities that influence our lives and turn us away from God.

It is when we can identify the dispositions and habits that erode our souls that we can ready ourselves to listen to the whisper in our hearts urging us to love.

Allowing the presence of Christ to grow within us frees us from our fears and makes us courageous witnesses to the Good News.

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