A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 27 June

Gen.18:16-33, Ps.103, Matt.8:18-22

For the sake of ten

The first reading today tells a lovely story, Abraham approaches God with a very Middle-Eastern cunning, slowly increasing his requests as each one is granted. We know that God is, in fact, a God of mercy and compassion and doesn’t need all this, but it does illustrate two important truths; firstly the importance of perseverance in prayer, and secondly the call to feel for others and to pray for them. Abraham could easily have left the reprehensible inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah to their fate, but he didn’t, and God heard his plea.

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