A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 23 October

Romans 8:1-11; Psalm 24; Luke 13:1-9

When bad things happen

It is clear that accidents and illness are not punishments from God. They happen because something goes wrong through human error, mechanical fault, a quirk of nature. What we call ‘natural disasters’ can often be traced to human mismanagement or greed, and it is humans who commit war crimes. Reflect on the impact your behaviour has had on the people in your life, and on the environment you rely on. Perhaps this is the day to pray with St Francis, Lord, make me an instrument of your peace…

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