Tuesday 25 July 2017

About Today Readings

St James.
2 Corinthians 4:7-15. Psalm 125(126). Matthew 20:20-28.

Those who sow in tears, shall reap with shouts of joy — Psalm 125(126).

‘The one who raised Jesus will raise us in our turn.’

Paul describes how the person who has hopes is different from one who has no hope. The person who hopes may become sad but does not cross over into despair. Although we stare at the depths, we do not fall in. Why?

Paul describes the effect of hope, which in difficult circumstances manifests as possibility, as the sense of what will be, or could become, even when we see no signs of change.

And Christ’s defeat of death is the sign of how the boundaries for humankind have shifted. Hope, possibility and redemption are the concrete signs of Christ’s resurrection.

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