Sunday, 23 August 2009

Do you also want to leave?

Well this, "Do you also want to leave?", might be a question the Lord asks me, as I am having a weeks holiday with my family and didn't really get a chance to write a reflection for this week: "(many of) his disciples returned to their former way of life" :-). I decided that there is no point really writing one at this time, almost the end of the Sunday, and that I will join my family in preparing for a bqq instead, as it is lovely weather here...
But still there were a few passages that jumped out at me this morning at mass:
The people are challenged in their behavior by Joshua:

“If it does not please you to serve the LORD,
decide today whom you will serve,
he gods your fathers served beyond the River
or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are now dwelling.
As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
decide today whom you will serve,
the gods your fathers served beyond the River
or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are now dwelling.
As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
but they recognize that God has an active part in their lives:

“Far be it from us to forsake the LORD
for the service of other gods.
For it was the LORD, our God,
who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt,
out of a state of slavery.
He performed those great miracles before our very eyes
and protected us along our entire journey
and among the peoples through whom we passed.
Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.”
In the Gospel the people but eventually the important thing is that we realise like the Isralites that God is active in our lives and that "We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God."

There is so much depth in this Gospel, but I will leave it for now and enjoy the weather...

2 comments:

Em the luddite said...

Glad to hear you made it back and are enjoying time with family. There is much of the gospel in that as well, even if it doesn't make for Sunday reflections. Have a great week!

Gerard Dunne OP said...

A well overdue break Luuk!! Enjoy....

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