A Reader Writes

Twenty-ninth Sunday of Year B

The first reading lets us hear the plea of Isaiah as he offers up his life for the atonement of the sins of others – foretelling Christ’s dying on our behalf.

The Psalm sums it up in what is, in itself, a beautiful little prayer –

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.”

In the Gospel, Jesus spells this out to the Apostles, warning them that if they seek to enter heaven, they must suffer as he must suffer. He re-iterates that those who want to be great, must make themselves the servants of others, just as he is destined to do, for our salvation.

The second reading points out that Jesus not only died on the cross for us, but that he had been tempted just as we are tempted. Then comes the re-assurance that we can resist temptation and it is possible for us to attain a true state of grace, if only we can retain the faith.

The Communion Antiphon and the Prayer after Communion, continue this message that Christ died for us and that there is hope that we all can achieve eternal salvation.

Surely the message is that, with prayer, all things are possible.

Let us all say,

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.”

 

Homily and Reflections

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Fr Martin’s Family Homily

Deacon Tony’s Reflection

 

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