Friday 29th May – Friday of week 8 of the year
Reflection: Sirach 44:1, 9-13
WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR?
Abraham is known for his faith, Solomon for his wisdom and David for his numerous songs of praise and his contrite spirit. What are you known for? What you live for is what you are known for. As young Christians, as we strive for excellence in various fields of interest, there is nothing more important than living for Christ, whose name we bear. We must sow seeds of righteousness; good works that will never be forgotten (cf Sirach 44: 10).
Always remember beloved that every moment of your life is part of your history and our final judgement will be based on how we have spent each of those moments. Today, take time to examine yourself; what kind of history are you writing? Is your life worthy of emulation? In what way will your today influence your generations after you? The heroes of faith and the saints remain a source of inspiration to us several centuries after they lived. Write your own history in a way that will outlive you for good.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, let me live only for you and your glory always. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 471 – Why is Abraham a model of prayer?
Abraham listened to God. He was willing to set out for wherever God commanded and to do what God willed. By his listening and his readiness to make a new start, he is a model for our prayer.
HIDE A TREASURE: “The days of a good life are numbered, but a good name endures forever.” Sirach 41:13 RSV-CE
Today’s Readings: Sirach 44: 1, 9-13; Psalm 149:1-6, 9; Mark 11:11-26