Jesus kept himself very busy throughout each day of what was a very short life, curtailed by his early crucifixion. He willingly ate with sinners and saints, tax collectors and kings; his mission was clear, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners”. (Mark 2:17)
Pope Francis calls on everyone to return to a simpler lifestyle; a lifestyle that shows more respect towards inequality, poverty and basic human needs. He also tells us to go out and meet our community so that we can better understand what our daily chores should be.
That’s, of course, what Jesus was doing during his ministry.
Lord Jesus, whether we are righteous or sinners, we seek your help. Open our hearts to the spiritual poverty of your people, enable us to be more compassionate and helpful.
Prayer – Holy are your ways
Help me to understand, Lord,
that what counts is not the road travelled,
but simply putting my hand in yours
and journeying side by side with you, Lord Jesus.
O you who are the joy of my journey
and the repose in our Father’s home!
Holy, holy is the Lord,
for eternal is your love.