Tuesday 11 August 2020
Week 19 in Ordinary Time. Matthew 18.1-5,10, 12-14

Jesus ended His speech by saying, ‘it is never the will of the heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost’.

Sometimes, we can misinterpret the Will of God, we attribute anything that happens to be the will of God.

This is a good way of surrendering all to God but it can also have other effects; it can make us to remain irresponsible instead of taking correction.

Everything teaches us a lesson. Jesus’ statement shows that everything is not the will of the Father, the Father does not want anyone to be lost but some do get lost.

We must learn to take responsibility for our actions while trusting in God’s help. Many times, people’s carelessness and irresponsibility are promoted to be the will of God.

A driver drinks and kills people, we say it is the will of God and no one takes responsibility. Policeman drinks on duty and shoots innocent people, and no one takes responsibility because if God does not will it, he would not have seen alcohol to drink or the gun would not have worked.

What about discipline, what about traffic regulations, what about medical procedures, what about hard work and use of our God given common sense?

It is only when we have done what we are meant to do that we can leave the rest for God. God will not do for us what He has given us the ability to do.

May we learn the true wisdom and live like sensible children of God through Christ our Lord Amen


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