Sunday 7th February – 5th Sunday of the year
Reflection: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
GRACE IS ALL YOU NEED
St. Paul reckoned his ministry as an effect of God’s immense grace. He knew how empty he would be without God’s grace upon his life. To crown it all, he had entrusted his entire being to it knowing fully well of its power and effect. How have you entrusted yourself to God’s grace? Do you have a substitute for his grace? This can be your knowledge, your beauty, your friend, or even your wealth. So many have left the pathway of grace because everything in life seems to be going well for them. What about you? How well do you see the hand of God at work in your success and in all your endeavors. Do you even consider the mind of God before taking any decision?
Beloved in Christ, the grace of God gives lasting freedom from self-glorification. It humbles an individual and permeates the individual with an ever powerful effect of Gods strength. It has nothing to do with your weakness but it turns all your pain in gain. God’s word to St Paul in 2 Cor. 12:9a is also for us today: “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak”. We too can have been called by God today to embrace his mercy and grace so as to be effective and fruitful in life.
Let us approach the throne of grace in prayer today, asking God to pour out his grace on us that we may become faithful witnesses to his presence and power among us and his call to redemption.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, Pour out your grace upon my life. Your Grace is all I need. 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: “But by God’s grace I am who I am, and the grace that he gave me was not without effect” 1Cor. 15:10 GNB
Today’s Readings: Isaiah 6:1-2a. 3-8; Psalm 138:1-8; 1 Cor.15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11