Thursday of the 7th week in the ordinary time of the year 2
Theme: God rewards every good deed
In the 1st reading of today St. James enjoins all of us to be fair in our dealings with one another. This is because we are all rich in one way or the other. In view of this, it is expected that we treat people right when we have the capacity to do so. Sometimes it may be those who work for us, or even those who are dependent on us in one way or the other. This is very important in our life, lest we end up in regrets at the end of our mortal life. The admonition of St. James should redirect our course to the right path if we have derailed and embrace the life of fairness that will grant us victory at the end. Don’t be deceived by the saying that he was talking to the rich and you are not one of them. Even the person with good health is rich in a sense. Let us be guided in our human dealings with one another.
In our gospel reading today, Jesus admonishes us about our lifestyle, lest we lead others astray. We must always be conscious of the fact that as children of God our life should be Christ like and help others who encounter us to embrace the gospel imperatives that guides us as children of God. We are encouraged to be worthy ambassadors for Christ, by leading people to God through our actions and not leading them away from God. As we do this in our daily life, it becomes easier for us to get the promised reward of Jesus in today’s gospel. Dearly beloved in Christ, for us to be able to achieve our goal we must be disciplined in issues about our faith and in our human relationships. Let us be conscious of the fact that our goal is to make heaven at the end of our mortal life here on earth.
May the Lord bless his words in our hearts. Peace be with you.