28th Sunday Ordinary Time Mass Reflections Update

Scripture readings for this Sunday's Mass are here and my post for this Sunday,
(done earlier this week) can be read here, with reflections on the Wedding Banquet of The Lord.

A few extra thoughts on the First Reading..........................

First Reading from Isaiah

On this mountain the LORD of hosts
will provide for all peoples
a feast of rich food and choice wines,
juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.

On this mountain he will destroy
the veil that veils all peoples,
the web that is woven over all nations;
he will destroy death forever.

The Lord GOD will wipe away
the tears from every face;
the reproach of his people he will remove
from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.

On that day it will be said:
"Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!

This is the LORD for whom we looked;
let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!"
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.

When Will There Be a Harvest For The World ?


All babies together
Everyone a seed
Half of us are satisfied
Half of us in need

Love’s bountiful in us
Tarnished by our greed
Oh, when will there be
A harvest for the world

A nation planted
So concerned with gain
As the seasons come and go
Greater grows the pain

And far too many
Feeling the strain
Oh, when will there be
A harvest for the world ?

Gather every man
Gather every woman
Celebrate your lives
Give thanks for your children

Gather everyone
Gather all together
Overlooking none
Hoping life gets better for the world

Dress me up for battle
When all I want is peace
Those of us who pay the price
Come home with the least

And nation after nation
Turning into beasts
Oh, when will there be
    A harvest for the world ?

When will there be
I wanna know now, now
When will there be a harvest , Harvest for the world ?


"I am convinced that one day the gift of unity will take us by surprise just like an event we witnessed on a day already more than ten years ago now. 

If you had asked passers-by in West Berlin on the morning of 9 November 1989, “How much longer do you think the wall will remain standing?”, the majority would surely have replied, “We would be happy if our grandchildren pass through the Brandenburg Gate one day”. 

On the evening of that memorable day the world witnessed something totally unexpected in Berlin. 

It is my firm conviction that one day too we will rub our eyes in amazement that God’s Spirit has broken through the seemingly insurmountable walls that divide us and given us new ways through to each other and to a new full communion."

 Extract from here

Nature and Purpose of Ecumenical Dialogue

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