Thursday 30 August 2018

About Today Readings

1 Corinthians 1:1-9. Psalm 144(145):2-7. Matthew 24:42-51.

I will praise your name for ever, Lord—Psalm 144(145):2-7.

‘You can rely on God, who has called you to be partners with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.’

Today’s Gospel gives a message of readiness. It is not so much about the readiness to ‘meet our maker’ unexpectedly. It is about the readiness to speak with faith and be witness to God’s kingdom at unexpected times. To act compassionately when we are hurting. To express forgiveness when we have been wronged. To be humble in success. To be just.

For who is Jesus for us today? A mother tired from the demands of juggling? A father needing to find work in another state? A person housebound and thirsting for company? A prisoner on probation looking for work? A young person pressured by peers?

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