Thursday 16 November 2017

About Today Readings

St Margaret of Scotland; St Gertrude.

Wisdom 7:22 – 8:1. Psalm 118(119):89-91, 130, 135, 175. Luke 17:20-25.

Your word is forever, O Lord — Psalm 118(119):89-91, 130, 135, 175. Luke 17:20-25.

The coming of the kingdom.

‘In fact, the kingdom of God is among you.’ So Jesus said to the Pharisees when they asked him when the kingdom of God was coming. Like children who ask their parents incessantly for an ice-cream or to be taken to the zoo, we as adults often ask in more subtle ways for things, or for situations to change.

We wish things were different. We want to know more than we do and predict the future. We want to get off the roller-coaster of life. We want it all and we want it now. Maybe God is telling us that the things we are seeking are right before our very eyes, if only we slowed down and took the time to see them. Could we just slow down to share our desires and frustrations with God?

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