Wednesday 29 May 2024

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St Paul VI

1 Peter 1:18-25. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem – Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20. Mark 10:32-45.

Keep my heart and gaze fixed on you

Saint Paul VI was a quiet man, not one to seek honour or fame. Despite health problems, he was able to complete his education as a priest and became fine scholar. He was a distinguished diplomat in service of the Vatican, and at a time of great upheaval within the Church as Vatican II Councils were unfolding. He guided the faithful through reforms that were necessary with courage and wisdom, despite the unpopularity of decisions that were made. He was very much a servant of the Kingdom, not a seeker of power or glory.

He wrote ‘My hope, O Lord, is in you. You are my Way, my Truth, my Life; my one and supreme good. Help me to never lose sight of my ultimate destination or be detoured by the maze of slogans clamouring for my attention. Keep my heart and my gaze fixed on you, who give meaning to everything in and around me.’

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