St Clare of Assisi

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Word Shared

Our sharing on the Gospel this Sunday:

1 Kings 17: 17-24;  Salm 29;  1 Gal 1: 11-19;  Luke 7: 11-17

Jesus is very near to us, He is concerned with our situations and filled with compassion, He comes to seek us and to bring life into our being right in those circumstances which to us at times seem hopeless. 

The young man, sat up and began to talk. The Gospel doesn't say what the young man said but what is sure that whatever he said, made the people surrounding him praise God. Their crying turned to praise and worship to the living God. The young man sat in what was a hopeless circumstance and full of new life, praised God. 

Today, allow Jesus to touch you and change your life, so you too can speak of His love, mercy and compassion in whichever circumstance you find yourself at this moment. What counts is not the circumstance you are in, but Who is present with you and giving you new life in your circumstance. 

Like the young man and St Paul, may our words be words of hope that start a wave that brings life and joy to whoever hears them.

And as Mother Theresa says, once the Lord touches you, you in turn are sent to be His eyes, His hands, His feet, His heart wherever you are. Let us also remember the spiritual works of mercy, primarily that of interceding with God for others......where we can't reach, our prayer can reach....Amen!

God bless you!

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