Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings:1 Tm 3:1-13, Gospel Lk 7:11-17
What is your response to a person who is in need? Today’s gospel invites us to reflect along this theme. When Jesus encounters the tragic situation of the widow of Nain, whose only son was dead and lost all her hope, he moves with compassion. Jesus offers her the best that he can do for her. In the case of Jesus, he is the author of life. When we encounter such situations, what is our response? Are we offering the best of possibilities or the bare minimum that we can do?
Another dimension that we can reflect today is the power of Jesus in our lifelessness. Jesus says: “Young I tell you arise!” In our times, the greatest problem that society encounters is the problem of addiction. It is not only youngsters but all belonged to various stages of life suffer due to various addictions such as substance abuse, addiction towards electronic gadgets or social media, or certain unhealthy sexual tendencies, etc. Those who get addicted to these tendencies are not bad people but they are helpless or they are not aware. Sometimes, we make the best of our efforts depending on our strength to overcome these shortcomings. It happens that often we fail and feels miserable. Dear friends, Jesus can work miracles in our lifelessness. He can offer us a new life. Jesus says: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (Jn. 10:10) Let’s invite Jesus to our life situations and ask him to raise us from our lifelessness…