Monday 17 June 2019
2 Corinthians 6:1-10. Psalm 97(98):1-4. Matthew 5:38-42.
The Lord has made known his salvation – Psalm 97(98):1-4.
‘Now is the day of salvation!’
Today’s readings outline how we best live as followers of Christ. At first glance, it appears that this is no easy task. St Paul details how we should be acting in various circumstances ranging from fasting to imprisonment.
The opening verses in this reading serve to remind us of the working of God’s grace. We can’t be ‘perfect’ Christians. On the other hand, it is in our weakness that God is able to show his strength. His grace is sufficient for us.
We are invited to labour with Christ for the renewal of the world. Let us take ourselves before the Lord and ask for his guidance in our days. As the events of today unfold, as we make decisions and respond, let us call on God’s grace to help us overcome any difficulties. Our God accompanies us with an ever-faithful presence.