TUESDAY OF THE TWELFTH WEEK IN THE ORDINARY TIME – 22/6/2021
READINGS. 1st Reading: Genesis 13:2.5-18: Abram settles in the land of Canaan and built an altar for the Lord. Make the right choice to follow Jesus
Psalm 14(15):2-5: The just will leave in the presence in the Lord.
Matthew 7: 6.12-14: Treat others as you will like them treat you.
The news about the clash of herdsmen did not just began today. We see that in today’s first reading, Abram treated Lot with love and generosity whereas Lot did not treat Abram the same way. Lot was greedy, he wanted more space, more comfort in an easier territory , more pleasures.
Rather than tell Abram to choose first, he decided to choose first even though he knew he was not the one given the promise and he was younger. Lot took a lot. He and his herdsmen took the broader way and settled close to Sodom, the land of sinners. Abram and Lot became distant relatives. In other words, The lust for the ‘Egypt’ in Lot’s heart was greater than the people responsible for his blessing.
Read More: Why You Should Consider Eating More Cucumberhttps://agnesisika.com/why-you-should-consider-eating-more-cucumber/
Is your mind and heart dominated by self love and greed? Are you humble and responsible as a child of God? Are you dwelling in the territory of evil or darkness and you can’t find your way out?
Jesus warns us in today’s gospel we should try our best to enter through the narrow gate for the road that leads to perdition is wider and spacious.
In the world today, the road that leads to perdition is getting wider and more spacious while the narrow one is getting smaller and narrower The choice is yours.
-Choose Jesus so that you may have eternal life.
-Enter through the narrow gate and treat others with the love of God.
Fr. Osho OSJ.