“THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS” (Ps 103:8)
⏰Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 July 2019)
📖Gen 18:16-33; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 10-11 (R.v.8a); Matt 8:18-22
🎤”THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS” (Ps 103:8)
It is a new month, the 7th in the order of months. According to Gen 2:2, “By the seventh day, the work God had done was completed, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done.” I pray with you that in this 7th month of the year, the work of God may come to perfection in your life and that you may rest from all your worries through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The book of Genesis 18:16-33 presents to us the great power of intercession and how much God is willing to go in order to save us. We must, at this point, give credit to Abraham who really has nothing to lose from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah since Lot and his family would definitely be saved. He went on anyway to intercede for God to spare Sodom contrary to what many of us would do. Many of us would even give God more reasons why the people should be destroyed so that we can pack the remnants of the city. I hope you will rather be like Abraham.
Now, did you notice that God was willing to spare Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of just few righteous persons? Sadly, none was found. Since I was a little boy, we have been saying the prayer for Nigeria in distress as well as the prayer against bribery and corruption in Nigeria. Could it not be that God is waiting to see if he could see a few righteous persons for whose sake to sake to save Nigeria? Can you be one of those persons?
My dear, God does not want the death of the wicked but they should turn from their evil ways and live (Ezek 33:11). That is why he is once again calling us to follow him without looking back on all the affairs of the world that tend to distract us from focusing on him (cf. Matt 8:18-22).
As we begin this new working week in this new promising month, may God give us the grace to live in righteousness, so that God may bless us and, through us, save our land. Amen
Have a blessed new month and grace-filled week in the presence of Christ, our most compassionate and gracious saviour. Peace be with you.