Thursday 22 November 2018

About Today Readings

St Cecilia.
Apocalypse 5:1-10. Psalm 149:1-6, 9. Luke 19:41-44.

The Lamb has made us a kingdom of priests to serve our God – Psalm 149:1-6, 9.

‘If you had only understood the message of peace.’

Jesus arrives at the city of Jerusalem and ‘saw the city and wept over it’ because of the lack of understanding of who he was and what his visitation meant. The themes in this short passage offer insight into the way Jesus was received.

The ways that people missed the opportunities for the peace that his arrival brought are reflected in our current situation both on a broad scale and individually in our own lives. It rings true that probably, if we had lived in Jesus’ time, we would not have realised who we were dealing with too.

Let us pray that we attend to Jesus’ presence and the possibilities that his life has brought.

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