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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.

We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.

May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

Wherever He goes, I follow PDF Print E-mail

Sunday 30 June 2019: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus resolutely set his face towards Jerusalem. I will follow you wherever you will go

The path of life... In today’s gospel reading from Luke, Jesus begins to instruct his disciples, preparing them for the decisions that lie ahead of them. The example of Jesus, in the direction he gives to his life, is clearly affirmed - ‘the time draws near for him to be taken up’, and ‘Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem’. He shared our life to the full; he too had to make the painful human decisions that gave direction to his life. In these decisions, he was ‘resolute’, faithful to the end in expressing the generous ways of his Father. Our lives are shaped by the basic decisions we have made - concerning family priorities, concerning our professional responsibilities, concerning our attitudes as neighbours and citizens. As this gospel reading takes us into the company of Jesus, let us ask ourselves how responsible we are in the making of these life decisions, and how resolute we are in putting them into practice...

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series | Image courtesy of pixabay.com

 
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