Tuesday 13 August 2019

About Today Readings

Deuteronomy 31:1-8. Deuteronomy 32:3-4, 7-9. Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14.

The portion of the Lord is his people – Deuteronomy 32:3-4, 7-9.

‘The Lord will be with you …’

There comes a time of rest when we leave to others, as Moses did, the task of leadership which God gave us, whether it was at home, or in our work in the world or in the church. Then we thank God for the past – for his call, his mercy in our frailty, the blessed moments when he has acted directly on us in the sacraments, or through circumstances, on our pilgrimage.

Then, too, we regret the moments of wasted time, our failures to lead in love, to build up love. But all that is forgiven, and we remember: ‘Unless you become like little children …’ May Jesus’ words today shock me into a new way of relating, losing my cynicism, and preparing the way for a transformation whereby I continually attend to his presence in my life. Give me courage, Lord; grant me patience.

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