⏰Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time 1 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (21 Jan 2017 – Memorial of St. Agnes)

????Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 (R.v.4bc); Mark 3:1-6


The world today is more interested in bearing titles than in carrying out the duties attached to the titles. You often hear people say, “Do you know I am?” And I normally reply to those people, “Six feet!” That’s if the people are kind enough to even dig up to that when burying the person.

Some will not answer their names if it was not completed like this, “High Chief Sir Dr…, Consultant General of Chimaobi Teaching Hospital.” But when the time comes for work that is associated with those titles, he will become unavailable.

Check yourself and evaluate yourself; how committed are you to your work? Jesus gives us an example to follow. Even when he had retired to rest, people who needed his help forced him out because he has concern for them (cf. Mark 3:20-21). People then thought that he was going mad because he chose to go beyond the standards set by the world.

This is not to say that you should not rest after work. It is only a pointer that we need to be committed to our labour so as to make the world a better place.

St. Agnes of Rome was committed to her faith and her vow of virginity at an early age of 12. She was sent to the house of harlots so as to make rubbish of her vows, but she was ready to lay down her life than to lose sight of her beloved, Christ.

May God help you and give you strength to do your labour very well and also let you be well sustained by the labour of your hands. Amen.

Kindly pray for those who are still searching for job opportunities. It is well with you.

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