Friday of the 3rd week in the ordinary time

Theme: Do your bit!

The readings we have today should strengthen our faith about the need for us to do whatever we can as human persons as it concerns our call to discipleship. It is necessary that we continue to put in our best towards our quest to make heaven. God will not play his own role and also play ours for us, it is left to us to continue to make honest and sincere effort to carry our cross daily and follow him. His grace is always sufficient for us, if we make honest effort by doing our best and allowing him to support us with whatever is left.

The 1st reading from the letter to the Hebrews, we are reminded about the challenges and difficulties that we go through as a result of our faith in God, and we are encouraged to trust in God and remain steadfast at all times. One important thing we must always keep in mind, especially when we find ourselves in difficult situations is the fact that we have to trust in God and he will never desert us. As long as we remain steadfast in our faith and continue to do our best, God will always come through for us when it matters most; he will never allow our life challenges to overwhelm us at any point in time. It is important that we remain steadfast to the end, it may be difficult and very challenging, but if we remain resolute the grace of God will support us.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, in the gospel reading Jesus also presents us parables that shows the power of God in every given situation in our life. It is important that we play our own role and leave what is left to God, who knows what is best for us and the best way to make it happen in our life. The parable of the kingdom of God by Jesus shows that when we do our bit, it is God that supplies what is left, and in a way we cannot comprehend as humans; then we reap the fruit. However, we must always contribute our bit and not leave everything to God.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, let us continue to do our best in the face of the challenges of life, trusting in God’s grace at all times. As you do this may almighty God bless you in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.

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