⏰Saturday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (10 Nov. 2018 – Memorial of St. Leo the Great)

📖Phil 4:10-19; Ps 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a and 9 (R.v.1a); Luke 16:9-15

My dear, I pray for you today, using the words of St Paul in Phil 4:19, “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Amen.

I can imagine that you said amen to that prayer to claim it. And I sincerely pray that its manifestation be felt in your life through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Yes! That would be your portion indeed but there is something required of you to put it into force. That is FAITH. According to Heb 11:1, “Faith is the guarantee of things we hope for, and the certainty of the things we do not see.” It means trusting in divine providence even when there seems to be no hope in view.

St Paul gave a testimony of how that faith did not fail him (Phil 4:10-19). It is your turn to also give testimonies. Who says you cannot? You can! But that is if you only you can follow the Lord with an undivided mind (cf. Luke 16:9-15). Is that not why the psalmist kept telling us that, blessed is the man who fears the Lord (Ps 112:1)? Follow God faithfully today and enjoy his blessings.

St Leo the Great, whose Memorial we celebrate in the Church today, was a charismatic leader who as a pope stood his ground against heretics that misled the people in his time. He wrote Tome of Leo to refute the errors of Eutyches in preaching that Jesus has only one nature (monophysitism). But the Tome went a long way to further instruct the faithful against being lured into error.

As you place all your hope on God, may he clear your path and lead you into greener pasture, both in material and spiritual needs. May he also grant you the grace to make a fundamental option for him at the end of your life. Amen.

Have a happy and restful weekend full of testimonies. Peace be with you.

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