13th Week in Ordinary Time Gospel Thoughts 2020
Monday 29th June Feria
Gospel – Matthew 8:18-22
Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass intention is for Poor Clare Colettines Sisters
In today’s Gospel we see the following of Jesus and his teaching, by contrast may easily draw down opposition on his disciples, causing them to be regarded as trouble-makers and disturbers of the peace – and even as targets, if need be, for removal by violent means. His disciples, Jesus warned, must be ready- like himself- to have the cross (or execution-beam) loaded onto their shoulders. Secondly, those who have been called are expected to live a life worthy of the Lord, one in keeping with the Gospel values.
- Do you find Jesus is asking you to live radically?
- What’ s the quality of your of your discipleship?