Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40. Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own – Psalm 32(33):4-6, 9, 18-20, 22. Romans 8:14-17. Matthew 28:16-20.
Go and make disciples of all nations
In a world where technology can keep us connected to others all the time it is jarring to know that loneliness and isolation is a major problem for many, contributing to mental and physical illnesses. And yet today’s readings all assure us that, though we may be by ourselves at times, we are never alone because God is ‘with you always; yes, to the end of time’. In the first reading we are assured ‘The Lord is God indeed, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other’, while the Psalm assure us the ‘Word of the Lord is faithful and all his works to be trusted.’
This day let us remember the Lord’s faithfulness, his steadfastness and his presence with us in all we say and do.