In today's 1st Reading we are consoled: God hears the prayer of the poor ones, the humble ones, and is not slow in responding. The Psalm continues to comfort: the Lord not only hears and answers but is also close to the broken-hearted
St Paul's confidence in the God who is close enables him to persevere in faith [2nd Reading]. His strength comes from his trust in the saving power of God. and never lose heart
Many Gospel stories reveal something of the Kingdom paradox (the weak becomes the strong and the last becomes the first) and today's is no different. Those who admit their need before God are heard and answered. Those who boast arrogantly of their own worth leave prayer unchanged.
All Saints: 1st Nov. Holy Day Mass times: 9.15am St T,
10.30am St MM, 12 noon St O. 7.00pm St T
All Souls: 2nd Nov (not holy day) 9.30am St MM, 12 noon St O. 7.00pm St T.