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Holy Spirit, set us ablaze with the fire of your love so that we may love You in and above all things
Monday, 13 July 2020

Monday 13th July 2020
15th Week Of Ordinary Time
Is 1:10-17; Ps 50(49):8-9,16-17,21,23;
Mt 10:34-11:1 (Ps Wk III)

Jesus challenges his disciples to examine whom they love first and foremost. A true disciple loves God above all else and is willing to forsake all for Jesus Christ. Jesus insists that his disciples give him the loyalty which is only due to God, a loyalty which is higher than that which is due to spouse or kin. It is possible that family and friends can become our enemies, if the thought of them keeps us from doing what we know God wants us to do. Love and respect for family members is a very high value for the Christian but there are even higher values which may take precedence. Filial piety and parental authority can be very inward-looking, too centred on just this group of people. Christianity is outward-looking, and a Christian realizes that there are people out there whose needs are even prior to those of one's family. Jesus, as the word of God, stands for a level of truth, integrity and love, which is the ultimate measure of all that I do and say.

Holy Spirit, set us ablaze with the fire of your love so that we may love You in and above all things and so receive the rewards which Jesus Christ, Our Lord, promised us.

Today's Mass
Mass on Demand – Monday 13 July 2020
Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
31 July 2020

What would happen if we were to take seriously God\'s willingness to do the impossible through disciples? Am I willing to take the risk today to find out?

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