Wednesday, 11th June 2014 – Memorial of St. Barnabas, Apostle
Reflection: Matthew 5:17-19
All men desire fulfillment in life, but only a few do things that leads to it. Man is fulfilled when he achieves his purpose. The desire for fulfillment is a desire for happiness, and this desire has been placed in the heart of men by God, to draw man to Himself who alone can fulfill it. No created being can give man fulfillment, for all creatures have this need too. Thus, fulfillment can be found in the divine alone.
Jesus says “Heaven and Earth may pass away, but not one dot or stroke, shall disappear from the law until its purpose is achieved”, this is a blessed assurance, which only God can fulfill. The Sacred Scripture contains therein our purpose in life, and means of fulfilling them. In our quest for fulfillment, Christ calls us to be patient and follow the path God has designed for us, rather than seeking the easy way out by disobeying God’s commandments. Though, for a short time we may have to endure trials and hardships. God tells us to hold on, even if there may be delays, wait for it: for it shall surely come, and it shall not be slack (Habakkuk2:2).
The purpose of man is to bring glory to God. Thus, man can only find fulfillment and Happiness in life by doing the Will of God.
Prayer: Lord give me the grace to find my joy in doing your will alone. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 301 – How does a person become prudent?
A person becomes prudent by learning to distinguish what is essential from what is non-essential, to set the right goals and to choose the best means of attaining them.
HIDE A TREASURE: “For I know what plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for peace and not for disaster, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 CCB
Today’s Readings: Acts 11:21-26, 13:1-3, Psalm 98:1-6, Matthew 5:17-19