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Responsorial Psalm: 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15
Reading II: 2 Thessalonians 2:6-3:5
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38
I’ve just been scanning comments about last week’s instruction from the Vatican with its embargo on the scattering of ashes and even a Catholic funeral to anyone who would make a issue of it.
The news item gave scope for many witty comments, not a few admonitions as to what really matters, and in particular, occasion to focus on our own ending. It’s an elusive topic, our own dying. We’d rather think of anything but the start of nothing. It’s one thing to believe that life is ‘changed, not ended’, but the lack of anything to think on engenders a healthy revulsion, immortalised in the words of Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- What are angels like? Sunday Readings (32nd Yr C) – Catholica Forum. 2016. What are angels like? Sunday Readings (32nd Yr C) – Catholica Forum. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.catholica.com.au/forum/index.php?mode=thread&id=191443#p191443. [Accessed 06 November 2016].