“GREAT ARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD” (Ps 111:2a)
⏰Friday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 Oct. 2020)
📖Phil 1:1-11; Ps 111:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R.v.2a); Luke 14:1-6
🎤“GREAT ARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD” (Ps 111:2a)
Beloved in Christ, “grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:2), Amen.
God is always in the business of making things easier for us. He is always after our welfare, and would go to any length to ensure that we get satisfaction from our union with him. He is our saviour and no opposition would stop him from working for our good.
The law of the Sabbath could not deter him from healing the man who had dropsy, neither could the hateful watch of the Pharisees (cf. Luke 1:1ff). In the same, nothing will stop him from seeing to your healing, love, open doors, peace, progress and every good thing you ever desire and pray for. Amen.
As he works for our good, he challenges us to work for the good of others, especially those who are placed in our charge. St. Paul gives us an example to follow in the beginning of his letter to the Philippians. There he showed deep affection for the Philippian converts and wished them well and prayed for their good.
As a priest and an administrator, I feel that Jesus is asking me too as he asked the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good or evil; to heal or to destroy?” Can you also pay attention intently to him now? He equally has a question for you in your state of life.
Whatever you are enjoying at the moment, and whatever good you are doing to further his purpose on earth, may the Lord who has began the good work in you bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Best regards and remain blessed. Peace be with you.