⏰Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 June 2017)

????2 Cor 6:1-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2a); Matt 5:38-42


My dear, I welcome you to this new working week. We are ever grateful to the psalmist for introducing us into this week with the above beautiful message of the Lord’s salvation. St Paul also makes an important claim for us that, “…now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor 6:2).

Do you want to be a partaker of that salvation? St Paul tells us how – you must not dwell in self-glory; rather see yourself as one who has been called to serve and not to be served (see 2 Cor 6:1-9). In doing so, you would living in imitation of Jesus.

Again, learn to bear trials and persecution with joy (cf. 2 Cor 6:10). Living in that manner would help you to guard against revenging whatever wrong that is done to you. Jesus himself did not resist persecution nor tried to revenge. And he teaches us not to do so (cf. Matt 5:38-42).

So in this new working week, we are called to embrace these working principles:

????Be of service to others;

????Be happy in the face of trials;

????Shun revenge.

That is the way to win salvation for ourselves and help others to also have access to it.

May God grant us the grace to make our own good contributions charitably to establish his kingdom on earth and gain the salvation he has prepared for us. Amen.

I wish you a happy new working week. Peace be with you.

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