“THE MEASURE YOU GIVE WILL BE THE MEASURE YOU GET BACK” (Luke 6:38)
⏰Monday of the Second Week of Lent (13 March 2017)
????Dan 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13 (R. see Ps 103:10a); Luke 6:36-38
My dear, at the beginning of this new working week I pray for God’s mercy upon you. And as you make effort to follow him faithfully, may you march on from strength to strength so that the glory of God may be made manifest in your life through Christ our Lord. Amen.
As you go about your business this week, remember that you live in community with others and have it as an obligation to help them to grow into what God has destined them to become. We must refrain from the pull-him-down syndrome.
The Gospel warns us that what we do to others shall also be done to us. So, if you need, you must first of all be a man of peace; if you want happiness, you must make others happy. Our lives must be one of complimentarity and not one spent looking down on others, oppressing them and passing judgement upon them.
It is pride that can make us do all that! Pride make us see ourselves as saints while others are sinners. It is also pride that blind us from the need for repentance and from taking useful corrections.
Daniel therefore teaches us the importance of humility. Without humility, we cannot answer well the call to repentance which this season of Lent invites us.
May the Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
Have a stress-free and joyful week ahead. Peace be with you.