Tuesday 18 August 2020

About Today Readings

Ezekiel 28:1-10. It is I who deal death and give life – Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35-36. Matthew 19:23-30.

‘First will be last, and the last will be first’

What is impossible for humans is possible for God. Our salvation comes from the unlimited love and mercy of the Lord. We cannot hope to be made perfect in this life but through faith we are saved and enter into a perpetual union with the Father.

Jesus teaches that humility is a virtue – ‘first will be last, and the last will be first’. Reflecting on these thoughts we are inspired to rely on God rather than our own abilities. We are called to reject ego and valuing our merits. Importantly we are encouraged to honour those at the margins and put the last first.

Contemplating these teachings, we should meditate on how much we trust in God and how much trust we place in our own abilities. We are also called to reflect upon how we might honour our neighbour and put them and their needs ahead of our own.

In acting in accordance with these teachings through faith we become more whole in this life and assured of salvation and God’s ability to make the impossible possible.

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