Sunday 5 November 2017

About Today Readings

Psalter Week III. 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Malachi 1:14 – 2:2, 8-10. Psalm 130(131). 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13. Matthew 23:1-12.

In you, Lord, I have found my peace — Psalm 130(131).

‘The greatest among you must be your servants.’

The three readings today are connected in a very interesting way. The first reading and the gospel challenge the style of religious authority which burdens people rather than empowers them. The second highlights Paul’s style of ministry and leadership which nurtures and feeds people. Who are the people we see as leaders? Are we a builder of community? What is our style of leadership? To which style of leadership do we respond in a way which brings life?

If we want to know what style of leadership God wants for us, we look to Jesus.

If we want to know how to lead, we look to Jesus. In deciding who we want as our leaders, we look to Jesus.

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