BE CONTENTED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AND ARE!
📕1 John 2:22-28; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.3cd); John 1:19-28
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen
Still at the early time of the year, God continues to instruct us on the rules of life that would enable us to reap the benefits of being his true children.
Yesterday, we learnt from the docility and humility of Mary and the shepherds. Today, we must learn something special from John the Baptist – CONTENTMENT!
John was doing some works that make it seem that he was the Messiah. That was why the Jews sent allies to ask him who he was (John 1:19). In its characteristic way of driving its points forcefully with repetition (hendiadys), the Gospel says of John, “He confessed, he did not deny, but confessed, ‘I am not the Christ'” (John 1:20).
Contentment saves us from stealing, envy and other related vices. It will keep you focused on the task you are to fulfill. If everyone does his task well, the world would be a better place.
It begins with me!
May God give us the grace of being contented with what he has given us so that we may become better persons and also make the world a better place. May we, like Ss Basil and Gregory Nazianzen use those gifts to preach the Gospel to all. Amen.
Have a memorable day ahead. Peace be with you.