BE AN AUTHENTIC DISCIPLE!
📖Phil 2:12-18; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 (R.v.1a); Luke 14:25-33
When was the last time you made a good examination of conscience? Look down into your life and consider whether what people sees about you is really what you are. I am doing mine now and I am asking myself whether I am really A CATHOLIC PRIEST that people call me. Would God also point me out as a Catholic priest on the last day?
St Paul encouraged the Philippians to remain faithful to his teachings even when he was not watching them, knowing that there is someone who is greater than all, and whose stereoscopic vision is limitless (see Heb 4:12-13). In that way, they are to work out their salvation.
This faithful discipleship may surely not be easy; it may involve some kind of cross which may include denial of comfort. Even when it happens that way, remember that the Lord calls us to a life of detachment (Luke 14:25-33) and promised that whoever practices that in truth will receive hundred times as much in this life and in the life to come (Mark 10:29-30).
All you need to do is to trust God as he does not change (Mal 3:6) and his word will not fade (Matt 24:35) nor go out fruitless (Isa 55:11). He has set before you and your households, blessings (Psalm 128). Claim it and detach yourself from anything that distracts you from faithful followership of Christ.
May the Lord bless your day and grant you victory in all your battles of life so that you may remain faithful to Christ, your Supreme Master. Amen.
Kindly join us today in praying for the success of the surgery on Mr. Michael Sule. Thank you in anticipation.
Peace be with you.