Fr Charlie points out that the source of St Paul’s strength and peace seen in today’s first reading comes from his becoming one with Christ. We, too, are invited to draw on Christ’s strength and peace. We, too, are invited to live the “Christ-life”– if we dare!
“I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the Gospel of God’s grace.”
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come.”