“THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD” (Wis 3:1)

⏰Tuesday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 1 (14 Nov. 2017)

????Wis 2:23 – 3:7; Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 (R.v.2a); Luke 17:7-10

My dear, as you begin this new day, I pray that the Lord may do something new and beautiful for you and with you today. May you be a sign of God’s favour and a source of testimony today and beyond through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Yesterday, we introduced the Book of Wisdom, one of the deuterocanonical (apocrypha) books of the Old Testament which instructs the people to take pride in remaining faithful to God. It is that faithfulness that keeps us in his presence and disposed to receive his blessing.

The turn of events in our world today, where the wicked thrives while the just suffer in penury, can make one to question the wisdom of the Book of Wisdom in calling for this faithfulness. But the Book itself answers that the Lord will never fail to reward all faithfulness. Hence, we all need to persevere in righteousness (see Wis 3:1-9).

However, Jesus warns us against embracing the merit or reward centred morality that misleads us into thinking that we are doing a favour to God by being faithful (see Luke 17:1-10). This kind of thought would lead us into error when the expected reward is not instantly given.

We therefore pray for wisdom, a gift of the Holy Spirit (cf. Isa 11:2), to enable us do the will of God at all times in this life, and be granted a place of joy in God’s Kingdom in the next. Amen.

Have a beautiful day spent in faithfulness to the will of God. Peace be with you.

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2 Responses

  1. oheri Joseph Oghenerobo says:

    Padre please I your prayer, I am a seminarian from Warri diocese, I was ask to withdraw because of academy challenges, and now my said I should pay two years school fee before he can send back to school, those I use direct entry to again admission, my prayer point is that let God deliver me from any spiritual attack because a parishioner told me yesterday that he saw me in a darme that in head there is something round like snake and he can use hand to remove it from my head.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Amen, same to u father. And with ur spirit

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