Wednesday 18 September 2019

About Today Readings

1 Timothy 3:14-16. Psalm, 110(111):1-6. Luke 7:31-35.
How great are the works of the Lord! – Psalm 110(111):1-6
‘I am writing so that people will know how to conduct themselves in God’s household’

As St Paul says, the mystery of our religion is very deep. At its heart is a person. Jesus Christ is the person whose mystery never stops leading us deeper into the life of God and deeper into what it means to be truly human.

St Paul proclaims that this mystery of Jesus Christ is one that is made visible, attested, seen, proclaimed, believed, taken up. If we contemplate these things, then we grow into members of God’s family and become witnesses of God’s presence.

The final verse in today’s reading from Paul’s first letter to Timothy is sung in the first verse of Jesuit composer Christopher Willcock’s hymn We Have No Other Boast: ‘Jesus was revealed in the flesh, by the Spirit was he claimed. Jesus was revealed to the angels, and proclaimed throughout the world. Jesus was believed by the peoples, and is claimed in highest heaven.’

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