Tuesday 22 August 2017

About Today Readings

Queenship of Mary.

Judges 6:11-24. Psalm 84(85):9, 11-14. Matthew 19:23-30.

The Lord speaks of peace to his people — Psalm 84(85):9, 11-14.

‘I am the least in my family.’

What a wonderful story we read today about Gideon. When the angel told him that the Lord was with him, Gideon wanted to know why, if that was the case, so many bad things had happened to him and his people. Then we hear Jesus tell us that it is difficult for rich people to get into heaven. As we live in one of the richest countries in the world, this is depressing news.

So, dear Lord, what do you want us to learn from all this? The answer you give to Gideon is, ‘Peace be to you; do not fear; you shall not die.’ You looked at your disciples and said, ‘For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.’

 

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