8th Sunday of Ordinary time Cycle A

A moving short passage from the book of Isaiah when the people where in exile from the promised land. It considers God as a mother; she cannot but love us – in our weakness and in our need.

Paul reveals his own humanity in this passage to the Corinthians. As a follower of Christ – as a servant – he cannot even consider himself to be worthy – God alone is the judge who will give due praise in due course.

In this sermon in our gospel today, Matthew writes as Jesus expounding the very radical nature of His message – commit to God, it’s worth it! Here it is illustrated by the beauty of nature under God’s care – often noted in the Celtic attitude to life in this world.

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