Reflections 16th February 2020

A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mt. 5: 17 - 37 ( )

Among the many themes for today are forgiveness and reconciliation: “First go and be reconciled with your brother…”

PRAYER found in Auschwitz:


Lord, remember not only people of good will

Bur also people of ill will

Do not remember only the sufferings

that have been inflicted on us,

but remember too the fruit we have bought

as a result of this suffering:

the comradeship and loyalty,

the humility and courage,

the generosity and greatness of heart

that has grown out of it.

And when they come to judgment,

let all the fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness.



Pat Coughlan C.S.Sp.  – Ordained in 1965, Fr Pat, who is from Cork city, ministered in Brazil. Having done further studies, he practiced as a psychotherapist in west Dublin as well as with SPIRASI for many years. He is currently in parish work in Dublin’s Clondalkin area.