Proclaiming the Expansive Love of God
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For 16 October 2020, Friday of week 28 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 12:1-7
When the crowd gathered in thousands, so that they trampled on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, â€˜Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.
â€˜I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in Godâ€™s sight. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Michael Champlin, OP
17 October 2020 @ 3:33 pm
You nailed this, as my younger friends would say. All the anxiety that we feel on every level of human experience is causing pain and you wisely told us that our personal and communal response is to call for and practice hope. Thanks for the essential reminder,
Mike aChamplin, OP