It is 24th October 2017. We celebrate the memorial of St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop. The readings are from Romans 5:12, 15, 17-21; and the Gospel from Luke 12:35-38. We are given the assurance by St. Paul in the first reading that the free gift of grace is offered to all us even though we are all trying so hard to deal with sin. We must never be tired of fighting sin in our lives just because God in His supreme goodness and mercy fills us and constantly supplying with enough and necessary grace through His beloved Son Jesus. “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, just as sin exercised dominion in death, so grace might also exercise dominion through justification leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Rom.5:21). We need to focus on the Resurrected Jesus who bore all our sins. Yes, we believe that as sin entered the world through one man so also God redeemed the world through One Man, His Only Begotten Son Jesus. Let us be strengthened and motivated by the abiding presence of the Lord during the most draining time of sin. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.” (Ps.40:8,9). We are reminded in the Gospel that Jesus wants our spiritual life in order when He returns no matter what time and hour would be. How vigilant and alert are we to meet our Serving Master and Redeemer. The Lord wants to dine with us serving our food and allowing us to have the rest well deserved and offered by Jesus. He wants to listen to all our worries, fears, anxiety and all that troubles us. “He will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.” (Lk.12:37). May we be worthy to meet Him with our humble and holy lives. May you have a good day.

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