Thursday of the 32nd week in ordinary time year A

Wisdom 7:22-8:1      Luke 17:20-25

Theme:  Jesus warns us!

The quest to know more about the kingdom of God, has always been there from one generation to the next. In the gospel reading of today, Jesus told his audience, just the same way he is telling us now that the kingdom of God is in our midst. What this simply means is that if we live our lives according to the word of God, we will have no reason to continue to worry about the kingdom of God, because we will be experiencing it in our lives. Jesus went further by admonishing us that we should be mindful of the people who will be giving us false information about the kingdom of God because of their selfish gains.

This warning from Jesus is already happening in our own time. We have seen people coming forward with dates that the world will come to an end. We have seen people taking advantage of others in different ways, in Gods name. The assertion of Jesus should be taken seriously by all of us. If we truly desire to be part of the kingdom of God, then we must play our role to make it happen amongst us by living a life that is built on the word of God. On a day like this, the big question is, what are you doing towards the enthronement of Gods kingdom here on it? When we all begin to live according to the teachings of Christ, the presence of the kingdom of God in our midst will be visible for all to see. Let us take seriously the admonition of Jesus in our gospel reading of today. It is never too late to retrace our steps and go back to the right path.

In the 1st reading of today from the Book of wisdom, we are presented with the fact that wisdom is all encompassing. Taking into consideration with is involved in the full package. It entails a lot of wonderful gifts, and as such, anyone who possesses them is greatly blessed. However, we are told that for one to enjoy the gift of wisdom, you must be upright in your dealings and holy. So, if you are praying for the gift of wisdom, then you must begin by living an upright life. May God grant us the grace to live like true children of God that we are called to be, in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.

Thursday of the 32nd week in ordinary time year A, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp