St Philip and St James’s church, Grafton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2DD


Reflecting on This Sunday’s Gospel Reading


Below you will find the Gospel reading for Sunday 3rd November.  We invite you to take some time to reflect on the reading and consider what God might be saying to you… 

  • Find yourself a quality moment, not always easy!
  • Pray for God to speak to you through the reading.
  • Read it once and underline a word or sentence that strikes you.
  • Read it again and ask yourself what God might be saying to you.
  • Read it once more and ask what God might be saying to Pip and Jim’s.
  • Finish with a prayer.

Luke 6. 20-31

Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
‘Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.

‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
‘But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
‘Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.

‘Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.

‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

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