A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 29 August

Passion of John the Baptist

Jeremiah 1: 17-19; Ps 71; Mark 6: 17-29

The power of God’s persuasion

Jeremiah was a reluctant prophet. He wasn’t a confident speaker so God needed to convince him he could do it. He also needed to reassure him that no matter what hostility he faced, he would be with him throughout. So it is with us. God sometimes needs to lean on us a little. We can’t all have the rhetoric of John the Baptist, but we can have some of Jeremiah’s humility. Lord, help us in our uncertain moments to trust in your grace to see us through.

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