MAKING SENSE OF THE SECOND READING
During Ordinary Time the Second Reading of the Mass is generally taken for the letters of St. Paul and they are read in a semi continuous way over a few weeks. This is not the easiest way to follow what is being read but that is the way the Church invites us to listen to them.
These few weeks the letter is Paul’s letter to the Colossians. It is a letter written by Paul when he was in prison and it addresses certain problems arising in the church. What follows are a few questions w hich might help us to find some personal meaning in the passage.
POINTERS FOR PRAYER
- All of us were baptised and it is worth reflecting again on that. These days, much of the traditional focus on sin makes less sense…what should we put in its place?
- Being set free—being forgiven, loved even – stands at the very heart of what happened for us in Jesus’ death and resurrection. How does such loving forgiveness speak to you today?