⏰Saturday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (04 November 2017 – Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo)

????Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Ps 94:12-13a, 14-15, 17-18 (R.v.14a); Luke 14:1, 7-11

This is the end of the week. On this day, I pray for you that God may also bring to an end, all your difficulties, failures, sorrows, and everything that draws you back. May he end your tears and put smiles back to your face. Amen.

Don’t allow the evil plant a seed of depression in you, in case you have a target you are not able to meet yet or a desire that is yet to be satisfied in you. In the midst of their sufferings and persecution they were facing, St. Paul encouraged the early Christians not to ever think that the Lord has abandoned them (cf. Rom 11:1-29).

That message is also meant for you in whatever difficulty you may be passing through. The Lord will never abandon you. Just have faith and follow him in righteousness, and it shall be well with you. Amen.

By the way, when you are enjoying the favour of God, never forget to stay humble. Humility is a virtue which Jesus calls everyone to embrace (cf. Luke 14:1-11). Have you been following him in humility?

St. Charles Borromeo had a lot of things going for him. He was made a Cardinal at a very youthful age, about 22 years, and he was born of a wealthy family. But he became a servant-leader and helped in the correction of abuses among the clergy by his exemplary life. He loved his flock so much that he sacrificed the comfort of his home and office in order to work for their salvation.

We need more Charles Borromeos in our society today. Can you please be one by living an exemplary life of sacrificial love?

May God’s blessings be enormous for you today and beyond. And may his grace help us to place ourselves under him at all times. Amen.

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

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