22 August, 2017: Seeking Answers

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Memorial of the Queenship of Our Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading 1: Jdg 6. 11 – 24a; Gospel: Mt. 19. 23 – 30.

The readings of today present before us the call of Gideon and the narration of Jesus how difficult it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Let us reflect on the two relevant questions that are presented in readings of today.

  1. Gideon asked the angel “But sir, if the Lord is with us, why then has all these happened to us? (Jug. 6:13)

Often we too ask this question in our life, in different ways; why there is suffering in the world? Why do good people suffer? Is there God amidst all these calamities in the world? Why God is not acting in the world? It is true, that these questions can come only from a genuine heart – if you are really asking this, the answer of the Lord is “Go in this might of yours and deliver Israel” (Jud 6: 14) that is say, my answer in this world.

  1. The disciples said “Then who can be saved?”

Jesus makes it very clear that salvation is a gift of God and it is no merit of ours. When we are ready to lose the securities of this world we are worthy of the lord. The one and only recourse of every being is the Lord and Lord alone.

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