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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.

Entering through the narrow door PDF Print E-mail

Sunday 25 August 2019: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

From East and West they will come to take their place in the kingdom of God

The narrow door...Jesus had no intention of entering into this discussion; in fact his whole purpose was to lead them beyond the exclusiveness they took for granted. He called them to identify with the generous ways of God. Israel’s calling was, in fact, for the sake of the other peoples of the world. They were to be a ‘light to the nations’, leading them to come to know the life-giving ways of the one true God. The response of Jesus is along these lines. The image of ‘two ways’ that can be taken in life is a common one. The ‘narrow door’ of his parable does not imply that salvation is available to only a few; it refers to the conversion called for if his hearers are to accept his teaching, and thus become the people God wants them to be...

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

 
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