08 August 2010

It has pleased the Father to give you the kingdom

19th Sunday, Year C (Feast of Blessed Mary MacKillop)

It is appropriate that the Australian church remembers Blessed Mary MacKillop today, with the opening line of the Gospel (Luke 12:32-48) being a powerful reminder to us the idea of grace - 'There is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.' In the Father's kingdom, there is the need to both give and receive - so sell your posessions and give alms. A great image of this that I have found helpful is the process that I like to do regularly - breathing. Because the only way to breathe well is to both breathe in and breathe out.

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Recorded at St Brigid's, Gwynneville, 9am (8'36")