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Take a Second Look

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Gay suggests that we need to recognise who we are in order to know who Christ is.

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to meet Jesus? Or perhaps wondered about what it would have been like to be sat in front of him as he spoke his parables and explained them? It would have been such a privilege to have heard him, to have seen the things that he did.

Yet time and again in the Gospel, we find that when Jesus speaks to people, or when he teaches and preaches, people simply didn't get it. It is easy to get frustrated when we read or listen to the Gospel, because people don't understand who Jesus is. They don't seem to understand what the message is about, and the power that the message might have. How could they be so blind?

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