Monday 28th May, 2012
1 Peter 1:3-9. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever. 110(111):1-2, Ps 5-6, 9-10. Mark 10:17-27.
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We have been born anew to a living hope.
Today the readings speak of God’s anticipatory love. Peter gives inspirational affirmation of the promise made to those who praise and honour Jesus. God’s loving care is reinforced in the psalm as a beautiful litany of his faithfulness to all who seek his wisdom.
The story of the rich young man becomes a challenge to us. Like him, we are being invited every day to become detached from the world’s offerings. Jesus’ reaction to any refusal is sadness, as he offers us all the treasures of heaven.
We also need to pray that, in the present crises facing the countries of the world, our leaders do not neglect the plight of those caught in the famine of Africa in their quest for power.