Reflection 8 

Text (Gospel Story) Luke 13:22-30

Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved? He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough….For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.

Sharing the Mission

Learning to bear the beams of God’s love, as they shine through the personality of the living Christ, is the work of our lives. We are called to bear the beams of God’s love in our personal lives. We are called, not to stand immobile before the mystery of suffering that we find in so many poor, hungry, lonely, homeless, wandering people, but to break down for them through our service of them, the strong light of God’s love so that they, too, can learn to bear the beams of God’s love.

Discussion 

As Vincentians, how have we been called to live in the footsteps of Jesus?

Prayer

(Leader) Lord Jesus, you suffered death that we might live.

(Together) You are the saviour of the world.

(Leader) Your death brought life to the world,

(Together) May we live no longer for ourselves but for you.

(Leader) Your death brought life to the world,

(Together) May we help the poor find the beams of God’s love. Amen