Tuesday of the 10th week in the ordinary time

Theme: God is ever faithful

The Lord is ever faithful to his word in our lives. He plans for our good, even before we begin our planning. We see that in today’s 1st reading in the life of the prophet Elijah. As he sent the prophet Elijah to Zarephath, he already had a plan on how the widow was going to feed him. This goes to show us how loving our God is to us his children. He plans for our good even without our knowledge. The generousity of God towards his children is worthy of note. This is seen in the encounter between the prophet Elijah and the widow of Zarephath. Her generousity to the prophet Elijah attracted the blessings of God to her and her son. Thus, God ended up blessing both the prophet and the widow and her son.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, the generousity of the widow attracted the blessings of God to her. In the same way, we should try to emulate her action by been generous to all those who encounter us. Strictly speaking we do not really lose anything from assisting those who are in need. No one gets poor because he or she is generous; rather they are uplifted in one way or the other by God.

Dearly beloved in Christ, in the gospel reading of today we are reminded by Jesus that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, if salt loses its taste, it is useless and if we stop been light in our world we are equally useless. One of the good ways of practicing the admonition of Jesus in today’s gospel is by been generous to the less privileged and the most abandoned. This is not beyond what we can do if we truly want to do it. Let us resolve today to do the needful and bring the desired change into the world in which we live in our own little way.

God has used the prophet Elijah and the widow of Zarephath to show us the way, let us use this opportunity to extend this generousity to other people; and the good work will continue to grow in our world. As we do this, may almighty God bless us in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.


Tuesday of the 10th week of the ordinary time year C, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp