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The Sixteenth Sunday of the Year            Year A Psalter 4                              23rd July 2017

                                                                                      

                                                                                                              


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God Cares for Us ....



There is a gentle beauty in our First Reading today from the book of Wisdom.  Written about 100BC by an unknown member of the Jewish community at Alexandria, Egypt, this Book had for its primary purpose the moral and spiritual improvement of the people at a time when they were experiencing suffering and oppression.


Ther author is telling us that we must not seek after worldly wisdom.  True wisdom is of God.  It comes from Him, is obtained by prayer, and brings all good things to us.  In a suffering community that may have been difficult to hear, but faith, combined with the Grace of God, is stronger than fear or suffering. 

Jesus, in today's Gospel, refers to the devil at work in the world.  Jesus did not make idle threats.  What he said will happen whether we choose to believe it or not.  As long as we are living we can change the way we live and the way we live could cause others to think about the way they live.

Homilies, reflections, the Bible, the words of Jesus himself - all of these can help us to a deeper faith, just as the Book f Wisdom helped the people all those years ago.  'Listen!' says Jesus. 








 


   

 



Let nothing trouble you

let nothing frighten you

everything passes,

God never changes

patience obtains all

whoever has God wants for nothing

God alone is sufficient.

                                                  

                                                       St Teresa of Auila

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