Tuesday 3 October 2017

About Today Readings

St Francis Borgia.

Zechariah 8:20-23. Psalm 86(87). Luke 9:51 56.

God is with us — Psalm 86(87).

‘The people there did not welcome him because he was heading for Jerusalem.’

Jesus, you are always going to be misunderstood. In today’s gospel, we see you as an ordinary wanderer, suffering the human disappointment of being turned away from a village because of racial prejudice. And you do nothing about it. Your friends expect something more, but they don’t understand you either. The last thing you want is aimless one upmanship.

Luke draws attention to the fact that from this moment on you begin making your way to Jerusalem. Gentle. Accepting. But resolute.

You are utterly committed to your Father’s will. In Jerusalem. On the cross. For me. With no guarantee that you won’t be misunderstood.

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