⏰Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (07 June 2018)

📖2 Tim 2:8-15; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14 (R.v.4a); Mark 12:28b-34

Do you remember what we discussed yesterday concerning the Sadducees and their philosophy of the resurrection which makes them to be living as they want? It is as if St. Paul is telling us today that if we don’t want to be marked out for doom too, we must try to live our lives in Christ so that we might rise with him at resurrection.

There is one Latin adage that says that no one can give what he does not have. That is why the prayer of the psalmist this morning is very relevant. We really need the grace of God in order to discover what he wants of us.

Luckily for us, in the Gospel, he already gave us the first clue on what to do – love! It is a kind of love that has two branches – love of God and love of neighbour. You must put your hands on the two branches in order to be able to remain on the tree of life.

If by any chance, you are not holding anyone of the branches firmly, go back to God in prayer and ask him for the grace to understand and follow his ways as love par excellence (cf. 1 John 4:16).

Kindly remember to pray for all those who are sick, that God may touch his healing hands upon them.

Have a lovely day ahead. Peace be with you.

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