Journey With The Pope – 19/3/2020

SUNDAY JULY 19, 2020 

“The Lord served us to the point of experiencing the most painful situations of those who love: betrayal and abandonment. Jesus suffered betrayal by the disciple who sold him and by the disciple who denied him… We can think of all the small or great betrayals that we have suffered in life. It is terrible to discover that a firmly placed trust has been betrayed. From deep within our heart a disappointment surges up that can even make life seem meaningless. This happens because we were born to be loved and to love, and the most painful thing is to be betrayed by someone who promised to be loyal and close to us. We cannot even imagine how painful it was for God who is love… Jesus had suffered the abandonment of his own, who had fled. But the Father remained for him… Why did all this take place? Once again, it was done for our sake, to serve us. So that when we have our back to the wall, when we find ourselves at a dead end, with no light and no way of escape, when it seems that God himself is not responding, we should remember that we are not alone. Jesus experienced total abandonment in a situation he had never before experienced in order to be one with us in everything.

Pope Francis 

HOMILY, APRIL 5, 2020

Photograph from Togo

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 86

Lord, you are good and forgiving.

You, O LORD, are good and forgiving,
abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.
Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my pleading.

Lord, you are good and forgiving.

All the nations you have made shall come
and worship you, O LORD,
and glorify your name.
For you are great, and you do wondrous deeds;
you alone are God.

Lord, you are good and forgiving.

You, O LORD, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in kindness and fidelity.
Turn toward me, and have pity on me;
give your strength to your servant.

Lord, you are good and forgiving.

 

Blessings from Team MISSIO!

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