It is 3rd October 2018. The readings are from Job 9:1-16; and the Gospel from Luke 9:57-62. No matter whatever goes on in our lives, the wisdom of God is always justified and cannot be questioned. At times, we need to have the mindset of Job in the first reading. There is no one knows under the Sun why God does what He does. God cannot be wrong and cannot be brought to the interrogations and examinations a human court. Can my conscience question God and understand? Will I ever be able to get an answer to some the events of life why it came the way it happened? God does not play with us. God does not rejoice when we suffer and go through humiliation and misery in life. In the first reading, Job wants to convince us that God is always right and God’s ways cannot be questioned. Even if we question, we will never have an answer that is going to satisfy us at all. “Though I am innocent, I cannot answer God. For God whom I must sue is judge as well. If I summoned God and he answered me, I do not believe that he would listen to my voice.” (Job.9:16). The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “Let my prayer come into your presence, O Lord.” (Ps.87:3). The Gospel invites us to follow Jesus without any expectations and rewards. Christ demands the unconditional and unwavering response to the call of Jesus. Leaving family that is comfortable, to detach from all relationship and to leave the relationships for good emotionally are the conditions for following Jesus. Our authenticity comes in our honest commitment to Christ. We cannot be bothered about our family of origins more than the urgency to spread the Good News to all people. When we are so much attached to life, family and relationship, it is very difficulty to acknowledge God that leads to perfect service. The vocation to serve Christ is not a part time service. Christ is looking for someone to serve God and humanity round the clock leaving all comforts and attachment. Who can answer such call today? Will you be the one? May you have a good day.

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