Tuesday 7 November 2017

About Today Readings

Romans 12:5-16. Psalm 130(131). Luke 14:15-24.

In you, Lord, I have found my peace — Psalm 130(131).

‘They all started to make excuses …’

I always get a kick out of today’s gospel. I think, ‘That rich lot didn’t know what they were missing I bet it was a great night!’ It seems to me that, when things are blackest, someone (especially a stranger) showing us an act of kindness feels just overwhelmingly supportive and takes on a sense of wonder.

We have all had periods when a dark time has been turned around by an act of kindness by a stranger. They come out of the blue and show us that we are worthy. This is something that we all need reminding of sometimes. We too can be that stranger—a small act for us can mean something much more to the recipient. So when someone thanks you, don’t say it was nothing, because it wasn’t.

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