Tuesday of the 15th week in the ordinary time of the year A

Ex. 2: 1-15a     Mat. 11: 20-24

Theme: Repent and believe in God

In our gospel reading of today from St. Mathew, Jesus upbraids some cities where he did mighty works, yet the people failed to repent from their sins. You can imagine how Jesus felt, knowing fully well the number of miracles and work that was done in these cities. To bring it home to us today, we will be reflecting on our individual lives and not on our cities. This is because if the individuals repent and are doing well, the city will be good, as desired by Jesus.

The major question presented to all of us as children of God today is, the work God has put into your life, is it bearing good fruits already? One thing we must know as individuals is the fact that God has done a lot in our lives and will continue to do, that we are alive today is simply because God is not yet done with us. We have been hearing people preach the word of God to us, and some of us preach the word of God to others. We have seen miracles performed by God at different times in our lives, some directly involve us or those we know, and some happen to those we do not know, but we hear about it. Some of us read about the miracles of God in different parts of the world.

There are so many ways through which we God continues to draw us to himself and invites us to holiness of life, and he expects us to respond positively by repenting and leading a good life. One of the ways we can show God that we appreciate what he is doing in our life is by repenting of our sins and embracing a life that is good and pleasing to good. Anything short of this, can easily bring the anger of God towards us, just like we hear about the cities in the gospel reading of today. Let us appreciate the goodness of God in our life by making honest and sincere effort to lead a good and holy life, because this is what God expects from us as his children. Remember, with God it is never too late for us to retrace our steps and resolve to repent and begin to do the right thing. We are all encouraged today to embrace this wonderful invitation for repentance from Jesus today and make effort to be good. 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.

Tuesday of the 15th week in the ordinary time year A, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp