⏰Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (1 February 2018)

????1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12; 1 Chron 29:10b, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd (R.v.12b); Mark 6:7-13

At long last, the month of January has given way to February. For some people, it was as if the month became longer than 31 days. For such people, they can at least see that nothing lasts forever. It does not matter how long difficulty persists, it shall surely come to an end one day. As we begin this new month therefore, I pray that your difficulties may give way to abundant blessings and testimonies. Amen.

There is this popular saying that is among the very first things one hears as a student in the Seminary, “If you keep the Seminary rules, the Seminary will keep you. Keeping the ordinances of God guarantees our union with him, and so, close to his blessings. David understood that very well and so instructed his son, Solomon to always keep God’s ordinances.

How many of our parents today are still interested in the morality of their children? Are you a parent or guardian or a potential parent or guardian? This is a moment of Introspection for all of us? Remember that God is going to judge us on how we managed things including persons placed under our care (cf. Matt 25:14-30).

By the way, we are all equally called to assist others to in embracing the truth of the Gospel, not minding who they are to us. That is the mission Jesus gave the Twelve today. And in doing this, we must shun pride and selfishness and understand that we cannot fulfill that call in isolation. That is the reason the Twelve were sent out two by two (Mark 6:7-13).

In all, may we know the right way to follow so that the blessings of God may not pass us by in this new month and beyond. Amen.

Have a blessed day ahead and a fruitful month ahead. Peace be with you.

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