Sunday, July 5, 2015

The humility to listen

Good homily by Deacon Will Read

Deacon Will ended his homily with this beautiful prayer:
"Dear Lord we ask that as we continue our journey out into the world, you send us our holy mother, Mary, to watch over us... to guide us: that we have the patience to hear the voice of God in others, even the least among us whose opinions might seem unimportant; that we have the strength to go beyond someone’s emotional display, ... their anger, to hear that little voice of pain that has something important to say; and that we have the humility to allow ourselves to be loved by someone who is offering their help, especially in our times of need. Lord we also ask that you open our minds and hearts, so that we may embrace your Holy Word, always. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen."

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