Thought for the week



Let us contemplate the person Jesus during his earthly life. In humanity he experienced our joys. He has manifestly known, appreciated and celebrated a whole range of human joys, those simple daily joys within the reach of everyone. The depth of his interior life did not blunt his concrete attitude or his sensitivity. He admires the birds of heaven, the lilies of the field. He extols the joy of the shepherd who recovers his sheep, the joy of those invited to the feast, the joy of a marriage celebration, the joy of the father who embraces his prodigal son, and the joy of a woman who had just brought her child into the world.

(Saint Paul VI, who was canonised on the 7 of October in Rome along with St. Oscar Romero.)




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