Readings: Is 66:18-21. Heb 12:5-7, 11-13. Lk 13:22-30
It’s always a reassuring feeling to trust in the goodness of other persons. It’s even more reassuring to know that God actually has our backs. We swim in an ocean of unmerited favour, favour that’s freely poured into our laps. Apparently, we may be tempted to believe that there’s no much effort required from our side. At some other times, we count on the advantages of association- believing that association with the right persons will automatically translate into benefits.
This way, we presume too much. To reap the benefits of association, we need to fulfill what such association demands. Simply professing the name of Christ, for example, or being Christian, is insufficient to reap the full benefits that Christ bestows freely. Being a witness to the mighty works that Jesus performs (even through us) isn’t equivalent to doing the will of God.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to match our lives and actions with the faith we profess.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.