May the Lord give you peace and health in the Holy Spirit.
It is 27th June 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church. We reflect on Amos 2:6-10, 13-16 and Matthew 8:18-22. Happy feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. May She continue to intercede for us all.
Postponing doing good is equal to not doing it all. We all love to be good, loving, forgiving and compassionate to the poor and the needy. Sadly, we are all looking for the right moments and people to do good, so we miss the opportunity of blessings from God.
Jesus expects us to respond to His call. Jesus calls everyone to do good and spread the Good News. Being a faithful believer in the Lord does not exempt us from doing good. On the contrary, our love for the Lord has to propel us to do good all the more and untiringly look for every tiny moment of need to be taken care of.
The first reading and the Psalm remind us that God would not tolerate us when we ignore the poor and the needy around. “Because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals – they who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth and push the afflicted out of the way.” (Amos 2:6).
Jesus does not promise any blessings and comforts for those who follow Him instead He expects us to be a blessing in the family, and community by following Him and doing good to others without expecting anything in return.
Encouraging others to find their vocation is the contentment of our personal calling.
The more we become rich, the more we tend to be righteous. Indifference to the poor is the outright forgetfulness of God. May God help us to be good and do good.