“LET US HOLD FAST TO THE CONFESSION THAT GIVES US HOPE” (Heb 10:23)
⏰Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time 1 (28 Jan 2021 – Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas)
📖Heb 10:19-25; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.6); Mark 4:21-25
🎤”LET US HOLD FAST TO THE CONFESSION THAT GIVES US HOPE” (Heb 10:23)
Once it has finished explaining the supremacy and perfection of the sacrifice of Jesus (cf. Heb 10:1-18), the Letter to the Hebrews encourages us remain persevere in Christ no matter the challenge we may face in life (cf. Heb 10:19-25). That is a wise counsel since it would be unwise to look for other means of getting solution when Jesus is the superior power.
St. Thomas Aquinas, whose memorial we celebrate today, was a great theologian, whose thoughts had great influence on the Church’s life today. He once had a vision while he was celebrating Mass which made him stop his writings declaring all his great works as not even being able to represent a sketch of what he was shown. You see! Nothing in this life satisfies. Only Jesus can satisfy. He is supreme over all.
So, don’t worry; be happy. Your problem is Jesus’ problem. Whatever bothers you bothers him too because he loves you. It is just as the Psalmist says, “The Lord takes delight in his people” (Ps 149:4).
Are you one of his people? It is only his people who would be able to get to where he shares good things, that is, on the mountain (cf. Ps 24:1-6; see also Isa 25:6). Therefore remember that to be with the Lord is to do his will in purity of heart.
Beloved in Christ, never allow yourself to miss your step even when Jesus seems to be far away. He is the light of the world (John 8:12) and his light never goes dim. If you persevere in him, he shall reward you with abundance (see Mark 4:21-25).
May the light of Christ lead you to do his will at all times so that you may gain the benefits of being in him, especially eternal life in the end. Amen.
Have a very happy day under his protection. Peace be with you.