Monday 14th November – Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor
Reflection: Psalm 25: 4-9
CHRIST IS THE WAY
Virtually every religion acknowledges the existence of a supreme deity and a definite means of communicating and connecting with the deity. From the most popular to the least, each one attempts to trace humanity to its divine source. Our faith as Christians is in the supreme creator of the universe; the one true God, and every true Christian would seek to stay connected with Him at every moment. In its deepest sense, Christianity provides Christ who is God made man as our means of staying connected with God. In living like Christ who is the “Way” we live in commune with our Heavenly Father.
The Psalmist’s prayer today is one that we often join in as we seek to know God’s ways and truth and God answers our heart-felt request through His son, Jesus Christ. In overcoming human weakness, Christ shows sinners how to be perfect as our heavenly Father is. (Matt 5: 47-48). Christ reveals to us the true nature of God which is Love. (1 Jn 4: 16) In Christ’s death and resurrection, we find strength to live in the image of God.
Friend in Christ, today try to live as Christ would; relying on God’s unfailing grace. Follow Christ and you will never get lost.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, today give me the grace to walk in your footsteps. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 339 – What does God’s grace do to us?
God’s grace brings us into the inner life of the Holy Trinity, into the exchange of love between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It makes us capable of living in God’s love and of acting on the basis of this love.
HIDE A TREASURE: “Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin. Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where ther is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it” Hebrews 4: 15-16 RSV-CE
Today’s Readings: Numbers 24: 2-7, 15-17; Psalm 25: 4-9; Psalm 85: 8; Matthew 21: 23-27.