Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C - 17th November 2019
Readings: Mal 3:19-20; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19
Haere mai e te whanau, Tena koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.
The Lord is coming to judge the peoples with equity.
“It is love alone that pierces the darkness. It is love alone that makes God visible”.
……..from ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’
How reassuring and comforting the words of Jesus in today’s gospel. He will be with us giving us a wisdom and the gift of patience that enables us to transcend suffering and disappointment. The gifts of love and compassion, forgiveness and understanding that have been given us by Jesus are the gifts we, in turn, are called to give freely to all, no matter their point of view. These gifts give flesh to our faith. They are also the gifts through which we build up a culture of care within the Parish and within the wider community.
With every blessing in Christ,
Michael McCabe, Parish Priest.