Sunday 8 July 2018

About Today Readings

Week II Psalter. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Ezekiel 2:2–5. Psalm 122(123). 2 Corinthians 12:7–10. Mark 6:1–6.

Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy—Psalm 122(123).

‘My grace is enough for you: for power is at its best in weakness.’

Paul’s words in today’s reading remind us of the many times we are discouraged by our own inadequacies. Just when we think we have it made, that we are succeeding, we can take a tumble. We pick ourselves up and ask what caused it, not realising that we are not in control.

God is living life through us: we are God’s conduits. At times we disassociate ourselves from the poor and marginalised, seeing in them our own weakness.

But when we meet them we recognise their strength. ‘For it is when I am weak that I am strong.’

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