Wednesday 8 August 2018

About Today Readings

St Mary of the Cross Mackillop.

1 Kings 17:8-16. Colossians 3:12–17. Psalm 31(32):1–5, 7–8. Matthew 6:25–34.

Into your hands, O Lord, I entrust my spirit—Psalm 31(32):1–5, 7–8.

‘Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said.’

Today’s readings speak of the simple life, uncluttered by concerns of material comfort. We are reminded that we are a holy people loved by God and that we need to live with compassion, generosity and patience.

The guiding words Jesus spoke at the Sermon on the Mount seem to be all we need to live a life of love and peace. Knowing we are cared for, even as the birds in the sky are, we can find the grace to live ‘clothed in heartfelt compassion’, reaching out to others in humility and gentleness. In the perfect bond of love, we recognise we are all one body.

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