16 July 2019; Call for Righteousness

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Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings:Ex 2:1-15A, Gospel Mt 11:20-24

Praise God. I have often thought how God can be so harsh on some one. “Woe to you Chorazin, woe to you Bethsaida.” We say God loves us, but here we see God inflicting punishment.

Dear reader, think about a man whose house was broken into by a group of burglars. The victim filed a case in the police station in seeking justice and the group behind the robbery was caught and brought before the law. Nevertheless the judge who was corrupt set them free. What do you think? Is he a just judge?

God in His mercy endowed His creatures with lots of blessings. Every day we open our eyes into a world full of possibilities and opportunities set for us. We experience either knowingly or unknowingly, the miracles and mercy of God. But still we go against Him either through our words, deeds or thoughts. We break the commandments and breach the trust. But He forgives, not just one time; in my case it is uncountable. Hope it is same with your regard. He gives days, weeks, months and years one after another, so as to get united again with Him. But we fail.

The entire Bible we see the commandments and mercy of God. But what frightens me is what is written towards the end of His letter (The Bible) to His people. “Let the evil doers still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right and the holy still be holy. See I am coming soon, my reward is with me to repay according to every one’s work. (Rev. 22/11-12) Let our names not occur in the list with Chorazin and Bethsaida.

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