Tuesday 11 July 2017

About Today Readings

St Benedict.
Genesis 32:23-33. Psalm 16(17):1-3, 6-8, 15. Matthew 9:32-38.

In my justice, I shall see your face, O Lord — Psalm 16(17):1-3, 6-8, 15.

‘Ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers.’

In a country where we have so much choice, where we are constantly encouraged to choose first and foremost for ourselves, the gospel has become more and more counter-cultural. We are called to stand for God before all else. This is not necessarily a voice that will appeal to the masses and not really one that will bring us applause.

This is nothing new though. Jacob wrestled physically and was strong for God. Jesus healed and proclaimed the Good News in God’s name. We too are called to be labourers for the harvest—to turn to God in all things so that all may know His mercy and love. ‘Guard me as the apple of your eye’, sings the psalmist. May this be our prayer also.

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