Friday 5 July

Today is Friday 5th July in the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time.

Luke Parker sings, ‘Sweet Surrender’.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Matthew.

Can you imagine Jesus walking towards you? Would you want Him to say to you, “Follow me”? If not, where or to what are you afraid He might lead you?

Who are “the tax collectors and sinners” that you would be surprised to see Jesus at home with at table? Hear Jesus say ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’. Mercy for you; Mercy for others?

As you listen to the reading again, ask yourself, ‘how much am I conscious of my need of Jesus, the doctor, the healer’?

In these last few moments, tell Jesus what most needs healing in your life.