⏰Thursdaylost_lamb of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (08 Nov. 2018)

📕Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.3b); Luke 15:1-10

Have you ever lost something very important to you and later found it? I bet you have. How did you feel when you found it? I believe it was a great experience. I wish you could take your mind back to one of such experiences. Did you not feel upset?

The psalmist said that God created us for himself and we belong to him (Ps 100:3). But sin separates us from God (Isa 59:2) in the same way one sheep is separated from the ninety-nine or the coin is lost (Luke 15:4, 8), and in the way we lose one treasure or another.

Can you see why Jesus was going closer to the tax collectors and sinners? He wants to bring them back to their father’s house, hence healing the wound that the separation has created. Jesus has not stopped searching for us, the lost sheep. The question is whether we shall be disposed to respond and be reunited with God.

Detachment is a major catalyst that encourages that disposition. Like St Paul (Phil 3:3-8), we need to let down our ego “because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus [our] Lord.

May God give us the grace to be among the number for whom the reunion party would be called in his kingdom. Amen.

Have a fulfilled day of breakthroughs and uncountable blessings. Peace be with you.

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