Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October

This weekend is Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27 October, beginning the 30th week of Ordinary Time.

  The monks of Pluscarden Abbey sing Laetetur cor quaerentium: Let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice; seek the Lord and be strengthened, seek his face always. Entering into prayer today, I too am seeking the Lord, seeking his face, looking for the signs of his presence in my life, gently guiding me in truth and peace and love.  

This weekend, we bring to a close our week of examining Romans with Fr Nick King SJ. We hope each day has taken you deeper into God’s Word through this theologically-rich letter.   In this weekend’s passage, Paul is coming to the end of his argument about why the Christians in Rome (as well as us, of course) should have confidence in what God has done in Jesus Christ.  

Paul speaks of the difference he finds between “flesh” and “Spirit”… Have you experienced the distinction of these two things in your life?  

What brings “Life” and “Peace” in your life?  

Now listen to the passage again and watch carefully for Paul’s references to the “Spirit”. What does the Spirit do for us, in his view?  

Finally, does listening to this passage bring any words or thoughts into your heart? Try to gather them together and present them as a prayer to God.