Sunday 26 February 2017
Sun 26th. 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Isaiah 49:14-15. Rest in God alone, my soul—Ps 61(62):2-3, 6-9. 1 Corinthians 4:1-5. Matthew 6:24-34.
It is the Lord who judges me.
In the reading from Corinthians today Paul reminds us that we are stewards of God’s message and that a level of trust is required for this responsibility. Patience is prescribed by Paul in our wait for our Lord’s return: ‘Do not pronounce judgement before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring light to the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purpose of the heart.’
The Gospel from Matthew reminds us to put God first in our approach to our daily life, not counting the cost, but trusting that the Lord will provide for our needs: ‘Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’
Jesus telling the Disciples not to worry about what tomorrow brings and have faith that God will provide.