Church Inclusive: Nineteeth Sunday After Pentecost, 16 October 2022-Month of Francis

Dearly Beloved Franciscans,

This Sunday’s Gospel reading has as one of it’s themes “persistence in prayer”.

Have you also sometimes wondered what the fine line is between “persistence” and “stubbornness”?

No doubt there are subtleties in this, but for me “stubbornness” has a strong element of wanting things my own way, irrespective of what this does to others.  Whereas, persistence has a broader scope, a recognition of the other, a willingness to put in some effort, and a desire for something better. May persistence in our faith be a grace gifted to us by God.

May we persist in coming together, whether online or in-person, in worship and praise of God.

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Love and strength


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