Thursday, September 08, 2016
[1.] Micah 5:2-5 [2.] Isaiah 61:10a AND Psalm 13:5-6 (Response to the Previous)
[3.] Matthew 1:1-23 (Gospel of the Day)
Like Jesus Christ, God has a purpose for every life (cf. Micah 5:2-5). Consequently, every life is sacred and must not be toyed with, or terminated at will. We should all endeavour to identify God’s purpose for our life. Again, like Jesus, every life is influenced by the lives of people around it (cf. Mat.1:1-23), and this could help or derail the realisation of God’s purpose for a given individual life.
In Joseph and Mary we see people who where alive to the promptings of God’s spirit, and hence were able to offer invaluable assistance to Jesus towards the actualisation of God’s purpose in his life. We too are called to learn from Mary and Joseph to be open to God’s influence, and to allow ourselves to be guided in love by God (cf. Psa.13:5-6) to understand his purpose for us, and how we are to handle our relationships for the actualisation of God’s purpose in our lives (cf. Isa.61:10a).
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