⏰Saturday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 July 2017)

????Gen 18:1-15; Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 and 53, 54-55 (R.v.54b); Matt 8:5-17

My dear, God does not look upon things as man does. What man sees as a very high mountain could be a level ground for God. To man, Abraham and Sarah had long passed their fertile period and can no longer bear children, but to God, Sarah will have a child (cf. Gen 18:11-14).

God can do all things and with him, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). That is the faith which the centurion declared in Jesus in Matt 18:5-9. That was a kind of faith that was well flavoured with humility. Till date, the humble declaration of his is repeated by all at Mass: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed” (Matt 8:8).

In addition to the faith and humility, add charity and you would be a conqueror (cf. 1 Cor 13; 1 Pet 4:8). The hospitality of Abraham to the three men in Gen 18:5-10 provided the ground for the reassurance of God’s blessings on him and his households.

In this new month, may you too receive a reassurance of God’s blessings, guidance and protection from all dangers and respite in times of difficulty. May your faith in God continue to grow in strength, enabling the Spirit of God to always hover around your home and affairs. Amen.

I wish you a grace-filled weekend and happy new month. Peace be with you.

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