Sunday 30 June 2019

About Today Readings

13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.
1 Kings 19:16, 19-21. Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11. Galatians 5:1, 13-18. Luke 9:51-62.
You are my inheritance, O Lord – Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-11.
‘I will follow you wherever you go.’

In an adult faith, following Jesus can sometimes seem contradictory. We are called to follow Jesus, give up everything and go. Give up what exactly and go where? In being followers of Jesus, we are asked to give up shallowness. In an adult faith, if we are truly Christian, we can no longer live shallow lives, pulled by the demands of the society in which we live.

We are called to justice, as was Dorothy Day; we are called to compassion, as was Mother Teresa; we are called to contemplation, as was Thomas Merton; we are called to die to ourselves, as did Jesus. God calls us, and in our response we are called to live a life wherein our focus is not on ourselves but on God and bringing about the peace that only God can bring. Lord Jesus, pour your grace into my heart.

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