Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 Working for those we love…What are our priorities in life?  This is the question today’s readings ask of us.  Well, as a start at a physical level, we work hard for those we love in order to provide for them.  We want – both for them and for ourselves – a decent way of life etc. so we can care for one another.  We want to provide for our children’s futures and our own.  Spiritually too, we seek lasting goals that will provide a home filled with love; a place reflecting the sacrificial love of the Lord.  Growing in the love of the Lord must be a lasting goal for each of us: along with the desire to express that love in the way we live our lives in mutual love and respect.  It is too easy for us to forget our priorities in life and so put our energies into seeking those things that are not lasting goals.  As Christians our lives are entwined with the person of Jesus; He is in us.  Being at one with Him is our fulfilment; that fulfilment is the goal of our Christian life.  We achieve fulfilment when every aspect of life reflects the person of Jesus Christ in what we say and do.  Jesus’ love for us makes this fulfilment achievable because it lets us live in His grace….reflects Jesus’ love for us!

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