Sunday 3 November 2019

About Today Readings

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Gregory the Great

Wisdom 11:22 – 12:2. Psalm 144(145):1-2, 8-11, 13-14. 2 Thessalonians

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God – Psalm 144(145):1-2, 8-11, 13-14.

‘For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made’

What a wonderful way to look at not just God’s creation, but also the things that we ourselves create. The things we make, we should be proud of and have reverence for and we should treat all creations with the same love. God’s creation and humans’ are sacred and therefore not throwaway. In this time when so much is seen as disposable (Oh, it’s broken, throw it out), maybe we need to look at all creations large and small as sacred and created by someone because it is something they love. Conversely, if people are making things that they do not love (such as in sweatshops), how can we change that? How can make creation a healing and loving activity?

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