MONDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B – 26/7/2021
SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNE, PARENTS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Exodus 32:15-24.30-34: The golden calf.
Psalm 105(106):19-23: O give thanks to the Lord for he is good.
Matthew 13:31-35: The smallest of all seeds grows into the biggest shrub of them all.
If God had willed it, each of us might have entered heaven right at the moment of our conversion. It was not absolutely necessary for our preparation for immortality that we should tarry here. It is possible for a person to be taken to heaven, and to be found partaking in the inheritance of the saints in light, though he has but just believed in Jesus. It is true that our sanctification is a long and continued process until we lay aside our bodies and enter within the veil; but nevertheless, had the Lord so willed it, he might have taken us to heaven at once.
Why then are we here? Would God keep his children out of paradise a single moment longer than was necessary? Why is the army of the living God still on the battlefield when one charge might give them the victory? Why are his children still wandering hither and thither through a maze, when a solitary word from his lips would bring them into the centre of their hopes in heaven?
The answer is—they are here that they may “live for the Lord,” and may bring others to know his love. We remain on earth as sowers to scatter good seed; as ploughmen to break up the fallow ground; as heralds publishing salvation. We are here as the “salt of the earth,” to be a blessing to the world. We are here to glorify Christ in our daily life. We are here as workers for him, and as “workers together with him.”
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Mary is the seed of Joachim and Anne and her own seed is the promised seed from the root of Jesse-The Messiah, Christ Jesus. He is the one who has told us to have faith and trust in Him and he will grant our hearts desires. Let us remember that for every mustard seed, there are countless mustard trees yet to spring up.
We as seeds have a lots of things to offer. We got skills, we got talents we can activate our potentials. Let us see that our life answers its end. Let us live earnest, useful, holy lives, to “the praise of the glory of his grace.” Meanwhile, let us turn our hearts to him who his on the throne for good and his love has no end. St Joachim And St Anne pray for us
Do have a wonderful week ahead!