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Sep 14 2018

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Pew Leaflet Sunday 16 September 2018

REFLECTION FOR THIS WEEK

Are you an Admirer or Follower of Jesus?

It’s so much more convenient and easy to be an admirer of Jesus rather than a follower. But Jesus is not calling admirers. He wants those who will take up their own cross in following him. Our crosses will be those burdens we carry by doing justice, as Jesus did. We will bear our crosses when we tend the sick, shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, and more.

Performing these acts of mercy takes us outside of ourselves. It places others’ needs ahead of our own. We die to self so that others might live. Following Jesus is not about convenience, easy living or mere admiration. We only need to see the image of the cross to be reminded of that. As Jesus had his cross, we have ours. To be his disciples, we are to take it up and carry it.

Living Liturgy 2018, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, (pp210-211)

Pentecost B17 – Sept 16.pdf

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