Monday of the 28th week in the ordinary time

Theme: You are free

In the 1st reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians, he reminds us of the fact that we are children of promise and not slaves. We are free born and should live our lives as such. Christ paid the supreme price to set us free from slavery, and we must do all within our power to ensure that we do not give in to slavery again. We enslave ourselves when we begin to live a life that is contrary to the life that Christ has won for us. In view of this, we have to make effort to live our life like the light of the world and the salt of the earth, lest we embrace darkness on our own instead of light. To embrace darkness is to begin to promote the works of darkness and live it out in our life. Simply put dearly beloved in Christ, we are all encouraged to embrace holiness of life and turn away from everything that is evil and sinful in our life. Never think you cannot make it happen in your life, this is because the grace of God is sufficient for us; the important thing is, do you have the will to make it happen in your life? We have been liberated to sons and daughters of God, never lose sight of that and get back to the ways that are not pleasing to God.

In the gospel reading of today, Jesus is angry with his audience because they seek for signs and wonders. This brings me to a very important question today, why do you seek for God? Just like the people of old, so many of course go in search of signs and wonders; and we chase miracles from one place to the other in search of solutions to our problems. What we fail to understand is the fact that if we seek God with sincerity of heart, we will not be moving from place to place in search of him; because we will find him were we are, he is near and very close to us. We don’t have to continue to go from place to place in search of him. This is one of our actions as Christians that truly question our faith in God. Our knowledge of God will greatly help us to understand today’s gospel reading very well. No matter the situation you find yourself in life, trust in God and continue to call upon him to come to your aid. When the appointed time comes for God to respond to your prayers come, he will answer you. Trust in God and stop living your life as if the solution that you seek is in the hands of men and not from God.

May the Lord bless his words in our hearts, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.


Monday of the 28th week in the ordinary time, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp