AUTHENTIC RESPONSE TO HOLINESS
⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Eight Week of Ordinary Time 1 (16 October 2019)
📖Rom 2:1-11; Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 9 (R.v.13bc); Luke 11:42-46
🎤AUTHENTIC RESPONSE TO HOLINESS
Is it not true that most times we point accusing fingers at other people while, in actual fact, we are worse than they are in whatever we condemn them of? St. Paul, today, calls on us to sanitise ourselves first from within before we seek to correct others. This is because God is not going to judge us based on what people think about us but by what HE KNOWS about us.
Hence, it is a time of examination of conscience as the year continues rapidly to come to an end. When I tell people not to commit sin, am I headlong in that sin? When I condemn politicians who embezzle public funds, do I misuse my Parish fund? When I accuse others of being promiscuous, how better am I?
Condemnation of others is a proof that we are aware that what they are doing is bad. So if we get involved in the same things, we become more culpable than they are. That was the major problem with the Pharisees and Lawyers – they let people carry loads that they cannot lift themselves (cf. Matt 23:4; Luke 11:46).
Our good deeds must go beyond what people see about us and make us mirrors of holiness. May God strengthen us in our resolve to be holy. Amen.
Have a blessed and grace-filled day. Peace be with you.