⏰Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (18 January 2020)

📖1 Sam 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1a; Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.2a); Mark 2:13-17


May the peace of Christ be with you my dear friend. Hope your week has been going well. May God’s name be praised both now and forever and may he perfect all that concerns you through Christ our Lord. Amen.

There is this beautiful inscription I saw on the wall where a crucifix is placed in the sanctuary of one Church. It reads, “This I did for you; what have you done for me?” At the Johannine version of the Lord’s Supper, Jesus said to his disciples, “If I, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also must wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14).

The world would be a better place the moment we realize that we are nothing without the mercy of God. That would make us to understand the importance of showing mercy to others who are seemingly nothing or the ‘never-do-wells’ of the society.

Saul was a Benjaminite, the least of the tribes of Israel, yet God picked him to be the king over Israel (cf. 1 Sam 9:1ff). Again, Levi’s kind of job makes him both societal and religious outcast among the people, but Jesus embraced him in mercy (cf. Mark 2:13-17). If God shows us so much love despite our weaknesses, why won’t we do the same to others despite their weakness or nothingness?

When next you see someone in a compromised condition, understand that it could have been you but for the grace of God. Then, work to help the person, or at least, pray for him/her.

May the love and mercy of God continue to shine out in the world in and through us, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Have a lovely and restful weekend. Peace be with you.

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2 Responses

  1. Boniface akpan says:

    Amen and with your spirit.

  2. Solomon Okoh says:

    Glory to Jesus

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