In today’s Gospel the question in this parable is not whether the rich man and his brothers know what scripture says, but it is whether they have heard the message and lived their lives in response to the Word of God. Each time we come to Mass we hear the Good News, our priests and others share their understanding so we too can understand. While at Castlerigg, we had the privilege of sharing Mass with some visiting Franciscan Friars. They talked about how St Francis would ask ‘Who are you Lord and who am I”. That through prayer we can get to know him as he knows us already. St Bernadette was exactly the same and used the rosary everyday to become close to God. What a brilliant opportunity for us to take time to know God and have him in our life as we try to complete this challenge.