15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

16th July 2017

The prophet Isaiah tries to communicate to us the great confidence that he has in the achievement of the Word of God present in our world, so that we can enjoy and take part in God’s ongoing work in our world.

Paul writing to the Romans takes up the same theme but sees it in the process and struggle that is going on in the world and points out the part that we are chosen by our understanding of this process to play our part in it!

In the gospel Matthew writes of the struggle that was going on in his world – and is still with us in our situation today – where for some people things seem to get worse but for us who should know better, there is the challenge to make use of this.  Isaiah had much the same idea in his day because the world God wants is still in process!


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