Homily (Reflection) for Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time (II) (18th June, 2016) on the Gospel
(BVM on Saturday, Opt Mem)
Ps 88:4-5.29-34. (R. v. 29);
Topic: First thing first.
Imagine security sleeping before the supper and/or running to the person he is employed to protect fidgeting because someone banged on the gate. Surely if such security must stay, the person he supposed to protect will either turn to a security or make an alternative arrangement like vigilante.
Jesus asks us in today’s gospel, “...do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear....But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” This is because God neither slumbers nor sleeps, cf. Ps 121:4. He is an everlasting rock, cf. Is 26:4. And those who trust in Him are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever, cf. Ps 125:1. Above all, with Him nothing is impossible, cf. Matt 19:26; Mk 10:27; Lk 1:37.
Many Christians put their trust on other things. Yet not even princes can help, cf. Ps 146:3. And “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the LORD” (Jer 17:5). Every human will return to dust, cf. Job 34:15; Eccl 3:20.
Whoever wants security that is secured must trust in the LORD and do good also, cf. Ps 37:3. All who trust in God shall not want, cf. Ps 23:1. He will give the desolate a home and lead out the prisoners to enduring prosperity, cf. Ps 68:6; Prov 8:18. Those who put their trust in God will lie down, sleep, and wake again, cf. Ps 3:5. 4:8. Not even a single promise of God has failed, cf. Josh 21:45.
Bible Reading: Ps 146:1-10; Prov 8:1-21.
Thought for today: God is our help and our shield (cf. Ps 115:9. 10).
Let us pray: Lord, I trust in you. Please, help my infidelity – Amen.
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