Sunday 3 February 2019

About Today Readings

Week IV Psalter. 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19. Psalm 70(71):1-6, 15, 17. 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:13. Luke 4:21-30.

I will sing of your salvation – Psalm 70(71):1-6, 15, 17.

‘Love is patient, love is kind.’

The celebrated Australian Jesuit theologian Gerald O’Collins, in an interview with America Magazine, talked of how he treasures today’s reading from 1 Corinthians 13: ‘it comes alive repeatedly when I substitute the name of “Jesus” for “love.” After all, he was and is in person the “agapē” which Paul celebrates.’

‘[Jesus] is patient, [Jesus] is kind. [Jesus] is not jealous, [he] is not pompous, [Jesus] is not inflated, [he] is not rude, [he] does not seek his own interests, [he] is not quick-tempered, [he] does not brood over injury, [he] does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. [Jesus] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’

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