Wednesday 25th June – Wednesday of week 12 of the year
Reflection: Psalm 119: 33-37, 40
BEHOLD, I LONG FOR YOUR PRECEPTS
We live in a very fast age. The world has never known this much change as has been witnessed in the last century. We witnessed the invention of bombs, air craft, and then the biggest one, the computer. This constant change has made it so possible for theories to be continually redefined, remodeled, reviewed and in fact, re-theorized, so much so that facts are becoming transient.
The Psalmist lived in a similar world. A world where nothing could be held on to as being true, a world where nobody could be believed and where truth was the scarcest of commodities. Faced with this changing world, the Psalmist turned to the never changing Word of God. He turned his longing to the precepts of the God who never lies nor changes.
We see the people of God (in the first reading) return to the word and covenant of God. The whole people, old, young, mighty and small; they all returned to the sure foundation of the word and covenant of God. In the Gospel, Christ himself cautions us to beware of those who come in sweet words, who seem to have all the answers, all the right words, all the correct miracles and have everything going well for them. Beware!
Let the word of God be your sure foundation. Don’t be deceived or swayed by sweet talks, miraculous feats, or false prophesies. Remain with our Mother, the Church, who alone (being the body of Christ) cannot deceive nor be deceived.
Prayer: Lord, preserve us by your Word, the same Word with which you created the world and through whom you saved the world. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: The Eucharist, as Christ’s saving presence in the community of the faithful and its spiritual food, is the most precious possession which the Church can have in her journey through history.
“Saint John Paul II – The Eucharist: Life of the Church, 9.
HIDE A TREASURE: “The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever.” Isaiah 40:8 RSV-CE
Readings for today: 2 Kings 22: 8-13; 23: 1-3; Psalm 119: 33-37; 40; Matthew 7: 15 -20