It is 20th June 2015. The readings are from 2 Cor.12:1-10 and the Gospel from Mt. 6:24-34. The first reading brings out the mystery of suffering for Christ in the personal life of St. Paul and inviting us to trust that when God gives us to do something God will provide us with all the graces needed no matter how weak physically, spiritually or mentally we can be. God gave St. Paul a thorn in the flesh, a hindrance for the ministry. But St. Paul wanted this humiliating pain to be removed from his life. Jesus assured him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor.12:9). Our weakness brings us closer to God and develop a spiritual character. Whenever we admit our weakness, we begin to affirm God’s strength. And we grow strong, we tend to work independently and swell up with pride. Obstacles and weaknesses are bound to come in our service for the Lord. We need to depend on God so as to be effective in all that we do. “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Cor.12:9). The responsorial Psalm prays, “I will keep my love for him always. (Ps. 88:29). The Gospel proposes seven reasons not to worry and lead a happy life. Trust God, Work hard, Never worry, Learn from the nature, Seek God’s Kingdom in all you do, Live totally for the day, and Be contended in everything. We cannot serve too many at a time. Either we serve the Lord or the riches of the world. “No one can be the slave of two masters. You cannot serve both God and Money” (Mt.6:24). Our addictions come by unconscious attachments to people and the situations. May the Lord free us from all our attachments in the world and help us to live life free of worry. May you have a good da

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