8th Week in Ordinary Time in Year A:
26 February - 4 March 2017
At the end of one of our recent Thursday morning meditation sessions, we were given the following extract:
“Walking Jesus’ ‘narrow little path that leads to life’, the Buddha’s ‘middle way’ or St Benedict’s ‘nothing in excess’, requires balance. The balance of moderation demands vigilance to avoid falling into extremism. Moderation may make for less exciting news items but it is in fact more thrilling because it awakens the senses and the intelligence on higher levels. It avoids dullness and enhances enjoyment of the truth. In the business world, ‘stability’ is seen as necessary for investment and productivity. Usually this means no more than ‘peace as the world gives it’, provisional and easily upset short-term solutions. The peace of Christ, however, arises from the heart of reality not from its surface weather patterns. A conscious contact (not just a self-conscious experience” is necessary to transmit this peace into the human, from the heart itself. Politics, business or religion, without heart are unable to make the world a better place.” (Meditatio Newsletter, December 2016, Fr Laurence Freeman)
We are about to enter the season of Lent, a good time to go within our hearts and seek the peace of Christ. There are a number of groups in this parish that facilitate times of quiet prayer that will help us in this regard.
Lay Pastoral Leader