CAESAR’S SUNDAY THOUGHT
Deacon Julius Caesar Kamukama, a professional pharmacist is a clergy of the Archdiocese of Mbarara.
Readings: Is 50:4-7. Phil 2:6-11. Lk 22:14—23:56
Each one of us has a great mission and a significant role to play in the life and growth of our world and our society. Discerning this mission requires a lot of hard work, conscious intentionality, and sacrifice. It requires that we give up our comfort and move out of our comfort zones. It requires that we transcend our betrayals and denials (plus our betrayers and deniers) and focus on what matters ultimately.
Most of the time, our mission on Earth is (or appears to be) greater than our current level of resources.This is why we need to continue learning and growing, but most importantly, relying on God, who alone can save the world. Our mission is an invitation to humility: to handle humiliation; to realise that even when today’s palms turn into tomorrow’s cross, what matters is the ultimate goal; to actively allow God’s grace to transform our encounters with evil. This is a humility that allows us to disregard the non-essentials and to sacrifice our essential dignity for the common good.
May Jesus Christ, the Victorious King, victorious even on the Cross, grant you victory over the apparent disadvantages in your life.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.