MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

img-20160815-wa0004⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (26 Sept. 2020)

📖Eccl 11:9 – 12:8; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 (R.v.1); Luke 9:43b-45

🎤MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

Beloved in Christ, yesterday, we were told to learn how to wait for God’s time. Today we are encouraged to use our time wisely because this world is a passing place.

The Preacher, in Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8, calls on all of us to remember that there is stock-taking at the end of our lives, “O young man…walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgement” (Eccl 11:9).

Many of us are only interested in enjoying life, engaging in many forms of immoralities and seeking to satisfy our flesh in the name of freedom or pro-choice. The Preacher reminds us that this world is not our home; we are just passing by.

Do not be deceived by the devil to think that the world is a bed of roses. Even if it is, roses still have thorns. That is what Jesus teaches in Luke 9:43-45. He had just finished performing an important miracle and his disciples were becoming more comfortable and feeling more protected when he introduced the aspect of suffering in his vocation.

God promises us freedom but he won’t give us freedom that would cost us nothing. He invited us to carry our cross and come after him (Matt 11:28).

What is our approach to life? Do we practice the presence of God in all that we do? If God calls us now that we are reading this, can we make heaven?

May God help us to use of time well here on earth in doing his will so that heaven would not elude us in the end. Amen.

Have a grace-filled weekend. Peace be with you.

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2 Responses

  1. Augustine says:

    Good morning Father. Your daily gospel is amazing! It is a month I came across it and it really inspire me. It has since then my morning spirital food daily and keep sharing it to people. I’m just an ordinary parishioner in Lagos Archdiocese. This has inspired me to write something tittled “Religions and the Judgment day, a less for Christians” for the first time. I will lake to send to you and I will be happy if you direct me on it, whether it conform with the teachings. May God continue to strenghten you in this work you started. Amen

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