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Thought for the Day – 28 October – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B and the Feast of Sts Simon and Jude, Apostles of Christ

Thought for the Day – 28 October – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B and the Feast of Sts Simon and Jude, Apostles of Christ

As in the case of all the apostles except for Peter, James and John, we are faced with men who are really unknown and we are struck by the fact that their holiness is simply taken to be a gift of Christ.   He chose some unlikely people:  a former Zealot, a former (crooked) tax collector, an impetuous fisherman, two “sons f thunder,” and a man named Judas Iscariot.

It is a reminder that we cannot receive too often.   Holiness does not depend on human merit, culture, personality, effort, or achievement.   It is entirely God’s creation and gift. God needs no Zealots to bring about the kingdom by force.   Jude, like all the saints, is the saint of the impossible –  only God can create His divine life in human beings.

And God wills to do so, for all of us.

Sts Simon and Jude, Pray for Us!sts simon and jude - pray for us no 2 - 28 oct 2018

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