Friday 29 November

Today is Friday, the 29 November, in the Thirty Fourth Week of Ordinary Time.

The Sons of Korah sing Psalm 1.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Luke.

Jesus uses the world around him to try and express what it is he’s trying to say.  Sometimes he did this through parables, but sometimes he does it by simply looking at the things around him as an illustration of the way the world works.  Think about the world around you;  can you look at it in this way? 

Does the world around you help you understand the world and the Universe as they really are?

Jesus describes the Kingdom of God as being very close.  ‘The kingdom of God’ means ‘people living in God’s way’, forgiving and loving and helping and serving.   That kingdom is already around us.  But very often it is hidden.  What are the things that hide God’s kingdom from your eyes?

As the passage is read again; hear Jesus speaking these words to you now, not just to his followers then. 

At the end comes the marvellous prediction that heaven and earth will die, but ‘my words will never die.’  Twenty-one centuries on, Jesus’ words are as alive as ever.  Ask Jesus to be your leader in your daily life, now.  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.