Tuesday 23 October 2018
St John Of Capistrano.
Ephesians 2:12-22. Psalm 84(85):9-14. Luke 12:35-38.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people – Psalm 84(85):9-14.
‘He came to bring the good news of peace.’
Peace, love, faithfulness are surely the inheritance of those who live close to God. But the world is needy for the light and strength that comes from Jesus to our hearts.
Jesus uses the metaphor of servants ready for the master’s return, awake and alert. Pope Francis exhorts us to be aware of our influence as the leaven to the world’s great needs. The unemployed, refugees, the marginalised and the suffering need to know God’s mercy. To do this healing we need God’s divine grace to transform us and enable us to respond to his love in our lives. We can then share it with those less fortunate so that we all can live in the merciful grace of our God.