Pastor's Desk: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 31st August 2013 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone as we return to normal here in the parish after the summer break. I do hope that you had an opportunity for relaxing and also to enjoy the wonderful sunshine we had over the summer months. There is no doubt that it will be remembered as one of the best summers we had especially compared to the last two!

humbleOur Gospel today is a powerful lesson in humility. Jesus, having gone to a Pharisee’s house for a meal tells the gathered assembly that when they go to a banquet they should not to take the best seats as someone more important than they may be there and they will be embarrassed when they are asked to move to a lower ranking table. Jesus is not giving lessons on etiquette but calling all of us to embrace the virtue of humility. In today’s society of course everyone is a superstar or on their way to being one so there can be really big egos out there. Jesus wants His followers to have a different value system. One that looks to respect every individual we meet and treat them with the dignity they deserve as a person created in the image and likeness of God. Let us try to put that into practice with all the people we meet this week on the street, in the supermarket, on the phone and in our own home.

Up Dublin!

There is a lot of great sport taking place today and top of the list for most people will be the meeting of Dublin and Kerry in Croke Park. We welcome any visitors from Kerry who are joining us today and hope you have a very enjoyable day at the match but of course we are praying for a Dublin win!

Fr. Eoin

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