Wednesday 19 September 2018

About Today Readings

1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13. Psalm 32(33):2-5, 12, 22. Luke 7:31-35.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own—Psalm 32(33):2-5, 12, 22.

I am going to show you a way better than any.

How often we see articles and books on the subject of love. In today’s first reading we have a classic and much quoted passage about love. Saint Paul reminds us how love manifests itself in the actions of people.

Jesus embodies Paul’s hymn to love in his very being. So much so that Jesuit theologian Fr Gerald O’Collins SJ loves to pray with this passage, replacing the word love with Jesus. Jesus ‘is always patient and kind; Jesus ‘is never jealous’; Jesus ‘is not boastful or conceited’… Jesus does not take offence or store up grievances’… Jesus ‘finds joy in the truth’.

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