Friday 30th October – Friday of week 30 of the year

Reflection: Luke 14:1-6


Yesterday’s reflection reminded us of the beautiful truth that we all are precious to God. Today’s gospel reading buttresses this as it gives us an insight into God’s readiness to restore His children to a healthy life. Despite the opposition Jesus knew he would get from the Pharisees, He broke the protocols of the Sabbath in order to heal the sick man. In doing this, he challenged the Pharisees’ understanding and application of the law. He made them realise that the aim of all God’s commands is love.

Beloved, just as you are immensely precious to God so is your brother or sister next to you. He desires to extend His loving arms to them through you; he desires that you share in their discomforts, sufferings and pains and be willing to rejoice with them in their moments of joy. How willing are you to be His vessel to others?

Let each day of your life remind you that God is ready to give anything for your happiness and calls you also to be willing to step out of your comfort zone and be His instrument of love to His precious children all around you.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, please help me to be a willing instrument in your hands to bring joy and comfort to your precious children all around me. Amen.

KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 9What does God show us about himself when he sends his Son to us?

God shows us in Jesus Christ the full depth of his merciful love. Through Jesus Christ the invisible God becomes visible. He becomes a man like us. This shows us how far God’s love goes: He bears our whole burden. He walks every path with us. He is there in our abandonment, our sufferings, our fear of death. He is there when we can go no farther, so as to open up for us the door leading into life.

HIDE A TREASURE: “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” 1 John 3:16 RSV-CE

Today’s Readings: Romans 9:1-5; Psalm 147: 12-15, 19-20; Luke 14:1-6


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