Gospel Reflection for Sunday 30th August

30th August 2020

Matthew 16:21-27

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you were to make a list of what is important to you, what would be at the top? What would be at the top of Jesus’ list? What do

priorities and discipleship have in common?

Today’s Gospel reading is all about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, one of His Disciples. Jesus tells those gathered around Him “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”

What does this mean? Well, Jesus is saying that you could have all the money, fame, power, subscribers and likes in the world but it can mean nothing unless your heart and soul are in the right place.

What’s really important?

There have been lots of difficulties over the last few months but for many they have been an opportunity to think about what is truly important. Things that were high on your list might not be any more, we’ve become more aware of keeping healthy, reaching out to others and staying in touch with loved ones.

Jesus’ priorities

Jesus calls His disciples to evaluate their priorities.

While we have this time to figure out our ‘new normal’, what is it that Jesus would like us to focus on?

Being a Disciple means following Jesus more closely, loving others as Jesus loved, reaching out to the marginalised, spending time in prayer, sharing the light of God with those around us, carrying our own crosses and helping others bear their own burdens too.

How will you prioritise Jesus in your life?


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