Father Philip Writes...
We observe Harvest Thanksgiving this month, with a school service at 2.45 pm on 11th October, and Masses at Mason Court on Thursday 10th Oct, in St Mary’s church on Saturday 12th Oct at 5.00 pm and Sunday 13th Oct at 9.30 am. As usual, our gifts of clothing, toiletries and food will be given to St Martin’s House in Norwich (the night shelter). This ties in well with World Homeless Week, which is from 6th to 13th October.
The most disturbing thing in Jesus’ story is not the attack on an innocent man but the fact that the two people whom you would expect to help passed by without doing anything or feeling any pity at all. This parable is so relevant today, particularly in World Homeless Week. How many people today lie wounded by the roadside of Life?
The question we must all ask ourselves is this: ‘Is my heart big enough to embrace someone in need?’
What about you and me?