Tuesday 7 November 2023

About Today Readings

Romans 12:5-16. In you, Lord, I have found my peace – Psalm 130(131). Luke 14:15-24.

Use the gifts you have been given

St Paul reminded the Romans ‘So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another’. He then proceeds in that chapter 12 to outline the way this should affect the way we live hospitable and humble lives as Christians, members together of the Body of Christ. Such a one would not refuse an invitation to attend a great dinner, as do the invitees in the parable Jesus tells. On this Melbourne Cup Day many will go alone to make a fortune on the Bookies, or the TAB, or elsewhere. But now, after every gambling ad on TV, we hear ‘Chances are you will lose’. The gift of baptism is a blessing and a challenge. It is also an invitation to eventually taste the Master’s dinner in the kingdom if we live hospitable, humble, loving lives together. We don’t want to lose that.

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