“GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM” (Rom 8:28)
⏰Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (30 October 2019)
📖Rom 8:26-30; Ps 13:4-5, 6-7 (R.v.6a); Luke 13:22-30
🎤”GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM” (Rom 8:28)
My dear, yesterday, we reflected on the importance of putting our trust in God in all things even in the face of difficulties in our world. Today, St. Paul continues to remind us of the benefit of taking such a stand. That benefit is in the fact that God himself takes primary charge of all that concerns us. According to St. Paul, even when it becomes difficult for us to stay strong or to pray, the Spirit of God himself intercedes for us.
Obviously, the challenges of life often leave us with little options of remaining firm in our faith. Even when we face such situations, Jesus still encourages us to strive to enter into the presence of God through those narrow doors of challenges and difficulties of life.
The life of a young girl, Vivian Ogu, who was recently celebrated in Benin-City by the Church gives us an example of what it means to remain on the way that leads through the narrow door. She refused to be violated even when a threat was made to her life. Eventually, she was killed for her faith in the purity of life. Today, we celebrate her heroic life, and the heavens celebrate her with us.
Remember, my dear friend, there is nothing we are or have in this life that is worth comparing with the glories that is to come with eternal life. Work for things that will earn you eternal life and all will be well with you at last.
We therefore pray with the psalmist today, “Look, answer me, Lord God! I trust in your merciful love. Let my heart rejoice in your salvation” (Psalm 13). Amen.
Have a blessed day ahead in the presence of God. Peace be with you.