“HERE I AM, LORD; I COME TO DO YOUR WILL” (Ps 40:8, 9)
????Rom 5:5, 12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 (R.v.8a, 9a); Luke 12:35-38
Are you encouraged by the account of our redemption which St. Paul gives us in Rom 5:12-21? St. Paul reminded us there that, through his coming, which we shall celebrate at Christmas in no distant time time, Jesus restored us back to life from death. That is a message of joy!
Nonetheless, that places two important challenges to us:
???? We must work hard to stay away from sin, which initially placed us in that condition of death, so that we may remain alive in Christ.
???? Now that we have been redeemed, we must assist Christ in working for the redemption of others. That is the challenge which St. Paul throws at the Romans, and indeed, to us today.
There is no gain waiting in order to begin another day. The Lord wants us to be on our toes doing good at all times so that he will meet us at it when he beckons on us to come to him (see Luke 12:35-38).
Are you ready to respond to him?
May God strengthen us always to do his will at all times. Amen.
Have a grace filled day ahead. Peace be with you.