Wednesday 3 October 2018

About Today Readings

St Francis Borgia

Job 9:1-12, 14-16. Psalm 87(88):10-15. Luke 9:57-62.

Let my prayer come before you, Lord – Psalm 87(88):10-15.

‘Go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’

Today’s Gospel highlights the cost of choosing to follow Christ. We may have a place to lay our head, but spiritually we are homeless until we rest in God. The other words of Jesus seem harsh – to abandon family and loved ones without saying goodbye.

Perhaps Jesus was exaggerating in order to make a bigger point. We can always find reasons to delay what could be done in the present. Sometimes we need to reflect on where our priorities lie. If we are always making excuses for delaying, what are we trying to avoid? Let us take our procrastinations and concerns to God in prayer.

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