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Lord, help me to be as present to the needs of others as Jesus
Friday, 30 October 2020

Friday 30th October 2020
30th Week in Ordinary Time
Phil. 1:1-11; Ps. 110:1-2,3-4,5-6;
Lk. 14:1-6   (Ps Wk II)

Paul loved the Church at Philippi and was grateful for their love towards him. They were generous in their love and their deeds. They had even sent gifts to Paul to make his imprisonment more comfortable. Furthermore, their love was evidenced in the way they had all shared in the Gospel from the beginning and the way they lived the gospel message of love. Are we generous in love and deeds? Do we live the gospel message?

The authorities were looking for an excuse to get rid of Jesus, so they were watching him in an attempt to catch him doing something wrong. It was the sabbath, and there were strict laws about what was permitted. Jesus healed a man and then used the example of the animal falling in the well to challenge the lawyers and Pharisees. They needed to realize that healing is important enough to be allowed on the sabbath. The well-being of people is first. Do we love as Jesus loves or do we exclude others in our attempt to follow the rules?

Lord, help me to be as present to the needs of others as Jesus.

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