Wednesday 14 August 2019

About Today Readings

St Maximilian Kolbe

Deuteronomy 34:1-12. Psalm 65(66):1-3, 5, 16-17. Matthew 18:1520.

Blessed be God who filled my soul with life! – Psalm 65(66):1-3, 5, 16-17.

‘For thirty days the children of Israel wept for Moses.’

Moses’ people must have loved him deeply. He had been their leader for over forty years. He brought them out of slavery in Egypt and held them together through years of struggle. He shared his vision with them, a vision of the promised land. This was the dream planted in Moses’ heart by God.

It was enough for Moses to see the promised land. He didn’t need to enter it. More important was the fact that his people had travelled in freedom. They had broken out of bondage and were free to follow wherever God led them.

In today’s Gospel we hear that ‘where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’ Jesus is with us in a special way when we meet to pray and serve in his name. May we find life in his presence, seeking him out more and more.

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