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Friday 3 August

St Dominic

Jeremiah 26:1-9; Psalm 69; Matthew 13:54-58

Unacceptable prophets/prophetesses.

Fear and prejudgment drive us to box and label others. We know their views on everything, their mistakes, even how faithful they are. Boxes keep them in – they also keep us out. St Dominic stayed up all night talking to an innkeeper getting to know him in his own drinking hole. Dominic listened with openness, interest and real concern. Somehow in the nocturnal relating, Dominic’s respect, intellect and compassion shone through, winning the innkeeper over. Today choose to talk to a person you have boxed in. Read something contrary to your personal conviction.

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