⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 1 (12 Sept. 2017)

????Col 2:6-15; Ps 145:1b-2, 8-9, 10-11 (R.v.9); Luke 6:12-19

Yesterday, we talked about retracing our steps from the materialistic tendencies that have bedeviled our world. St. Paul tells us to live above boards without doubts. “As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving” (Col 2:6).

Such a decision would most often come with troubles. The Psalmist says in Psalm 34:19, “Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers them from them all.” So, when such troubles come, what we need to do is to take everything back to God. Jesus himself says, “Come to me, all of you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens, and I will refresh you” (Matt 11:28).

One problem that we normally have is that of belittling ourselves in the presence of our subordinates. When faced with little challenge in life, the next thing is to look for some shrine to consult or secret cult to join. Even as worse is the case of lowering our moral standards in order to get solutions.

Do you not trust the word of God when it says in 1 John 4:4, “…The one who is in you is more powerful than the one who is in the world?” There is only one thing required of you even as you continue your quest for breakthrough. Jesus gave us the example of that in Luke 6:12 – Tell God about it in prayer!

What are you still doing? Are you a child of God? The psalmist says that the Lord is good to all (Ps 145:9). That means, he is ever ready to attend to your worries. Do not do his work for him by worrying over it yourself for you are worth more than the birds of the air and the flowers in the field (see Matt 6:25-34).

May God grant you a longing for him every moment so as to depend on him in all things and always call on him. And may none of your prayers, this day and beyond, go unanswered through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Have a grace-filled day ahead. Peace be with you.

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