“HE ROSE AND REBUKED THE WINDS AND THE SEA; AND THERE WAS A GREAT CALM” (cf. Matt 8:26)
⏰Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 June 2020)
📖Amos 3:1-8, 4:11-12; Ps 5:5-6, 7, 8 (R.v.9a); Matt 8:23-27
🎤”HE ROSE AND REBUKED THE WINDS AND THE SEA; AND THERE WAS A GREAT CALM” (cf. Matt 8:26)
Beloved in Christ, today marks the end of the month of June. Today, the first half of the year 2020 will officially come to an end. I pray that it may also bring to an end, your pains and afflictions, your disappointments and failures. And may you be prepared to welcome new realities in your life and in all that concern you through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Indeed, all powers belongs to Jesus (cf. Matt 28:19). At the mention of his name, every knee bows (cf. Phil 2:10). He is above all created things, including men, such that even the sea and the wind obey him (cf. Matt 8:26).
The question is, “Do we equally obey him?” He loves us and wants us to love him in return. But do we love him?
We must note this: the reason God was so angry with Israel over their unfaithfulness and swore to punish them was because they were the very people he chose, blessed and saved (cf. Amos 3:1-2).
We are equally part of that chosen race (cf. 1 Pet 2:9). If we do not make serious effort to remain upright before God, we may get the same punishment as the Israelites.
May God always grant us the grace of remaining faithful to him and upholding justice in a society bedeviled with great injustice and immorality. May he also rebuke all evil winds and uprising sea of misfortune that are trying to destroy you. Amen.
Have a faithful and grace-filled day ahead. Peace be with you.