Wednesday 21 June 2023

About Today Readings

St Aloysius Gonzaga

2 Corinthians 9:6-11. Happy are those who fear the Lord – Psalm 111(112):1-4, 9. Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Bear public witness to membership in God’s family

In his society, Jesus saw a problem in being public about one’s faith practices which would draw admiration from people rather than from God. Today, in our country, faith practices are expected to be private and not intrude on others. To publicly reveal one’s faith is to invite ridicule or questions about your reasonableness. Our challenge is not to be more private with our faith but rather, somehow, more public; to bear public witness to God and God’s love. Could we dare wear a cross or the fish sign of our membership in God’s family? Could we dare mention our prayer or our church attendance in a conversation with non-believers? Could we participate in a rally or protest organised by a church group? In our context let’s heed Jesus’ other message to ‘let our light shine’.

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