Tuesday 2 October 2018

About Today Readings

The Holy Guardian Angels

Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23. Psalm 87(88):2-8. Luke 9:51-56.

Let my prayer come before you, Lord – Psalm 87(88):2-8.

‘His face was set toward Jerusalem.’

We curl in on ourselves, wishing from the depths of our being that things were different. Job knew this experience and was honest in his feelings. He allowed pain and anguish to surface and named them for what they were.

Similarly, Jesus heads towards Jerusalem. ‘Resolutely’ is Luke’s word. Jesus knows what is coming. He doesn’t wish for it, but neither does he flee from it. He names it for what it is and moves towards it. When he does not receive support from the villagers in Samaria, he doesn’t seek revenge. He simply and resolutely moves on. Jesus allowed nothing to stand in the way of what was to come and remained focused upon it.

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