“A HUMBLED, CONTRITE HEART YOU WILL NOT SPURN” (Ps 51:17)
⏰Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (16 January 2020)
📖1 Sam 4:1-11; Ps 44:10, 11, 14-15, 24-25 (R.v.27b); Mark 1:40-45
🎤”A HUMBLED, CONTRITE HEART YOU WILL NOT SPURN” (Ps 51:17)
The word of God in 2 Chron 7:14 says, “… If my people who bear my name humble themselves, and pray and look for me and turn from their wicked ways, then I myself will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore their land.”
That exactly was the difference between the Israelites who brought the ark of the covenant into the camp to ginger their victory but failed (cf. 1 Sam 4:1-11) and the leper who asked for healing from Jesus and was healed (cf. Mark 1:40-45).
The Israelites, in that case, reduced God to an option, an OBJECT that they pick up when they are in need and drop thereafter. But to the leper, Jesus was a necessity for his healing.
Is God just an option or a necessity to you? Do you only think of him when you are in need, only to dump after that? Are you not going to kneel down now with a humble and contrite and beg him to be your companion at all times?
May God give us the grace to make him an essential part of our lives at all times by living in humility and righteousness. Amen.
Have a spiritually inclined and joyful day ahead. Peace be with you.