Mgr Gerard’s reflection – 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus hated no one. His love and compassion extended to all people no matter who they were or what their plight. Today’s gospel speaks about the need to be thankful to God for all God gives us and does for us. It also challenges us to think of our attitude to other people who because of their race, colour, creed, wealth, sexuality or health are different from us. Pope Francis has decided that October 2019 is a special month of prayer and action to strengthen and grow God’s mission throughout the church. Each of us is a mission to the world and each of us is the fruit of God’s love. This is where we respond generously to the call of helping and supporting all our brothers and sisters in the world who are in need. Prayer is at the heart of the church’s mission and prayer puts Christ at the centre of our lives so that we as his church will permanently be on mission in the world. Be loving in the support of your brothers and sisters.