2 Corinthians 1:1-7: God comforts us so that we may console others.
Resp. Psalm: 33(34):2-9: Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Matthew 5:1-12: How happy are the poor in spirit.
How happy are you? Are you truly happy? What is happiness for you? In today’s first reading, St. Paul in his greeting to the Church in Corinth acknowledges God our Father as the God of all consolation, who comforts us in all our sorrows, so that console others using the same consolation that we have. The crave for comfort in the world today is not towards God’s way but that of man.
Man soul searches for comfort, consolation and above all for happiness. It is only when we accept the way of happiness from Christ whatever happiness we seek apart from God ends up before a void of misery in us. In today’s gospel, Christ began the Sermon on Mount with the way to Happiness (The Beatitudes). The beauty of these “attitudes” that Jesus tells us today, is that, no matter the sorrow in this life, once we have accepted Him as our Lord and Saviour and we constantly follow in His footsteps, there lies the true Treasure. Heaven is the prize.
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The choice is ours today to make. A choice that will be determined by our consistency either for Jesus or for this world. May The Holy Spirit, Our Comforter continue to grant us Divine Consolation in any kinds of sorrows and sufferings that we bear. May God Almighty continue to grant us the wisdom and knowledge to always chose Him about all else.
May He continue to grant us the grace to also console others through the strength and courage we have received from Him. Amen.
Have a Blessed Week Ahead!
Fr. Osho, OSJ.