Wednesday 8th July- Wednesday of week 14 of the year
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
“Do not turn your steps to pagan territory, and do not enter any Samaritan town; rather go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. And as you go, proclaim that the Kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” (Mt 10:5-7)
Christ the Son of God, came into the world to save all men, all nations, and all peoples, for this was His ultimate goal on earth. It was only necessary that our Blessed Lord begin the process of Salvation with His own people (the Isrealites; Isaiah 49:6); for charity they say, begins at home. The first explicit direction of Jesus to the Apostles to avoid the pagans does not imply that the rest of humanity were only an afterthought in His ministry. On the other hand, it shows how much God loves his own, for he does not want any one of his fold to be lost (Mt 18:14). A man who cannot put his own home in order, cannot be considered eligible to lead a community or group.
As humans we clamour for change; as youths we dream of a better world; as citizens we seek for justice and for a better society. Yet we fail to see unlike Jesus Christ that the greatest change we need is from within. Friends, let our desire for a better world start from us; Let us as exemplaries of Christ choose to be the change we desire, let the change start from our families, our communities, our schools, our groups and together we can make the world a better place.
To change the world, all we need do is change ourselves.
Prayer: Lord help me to become the change I seek and help others to do what is right. Amen
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 305– What are the three supernatural virtues
The supernatural virtues are faith, hope and charity. They are called “supernatural” because they have their foundation in God, are directly related to God, and are for us men the way by which we can reach God directly.
Hide a Treasure: “Hypocrite, take first the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clear enough to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5 GNB
Today’s Reading: Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24, Psalm 33:2-3. 10-11. 18-19, Matthew 10:1-7