Monday, July 17, 2017

Fifteenth Monday of Ordinary Time

Accordingly, taskmasters were set over the children of Israel to oppress them with forced labor. Thus they had to build for Pharaoh the supply cities of Pithom and Raamses. Yet the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread.

We are not guaranteed that our past actions will be rewarded. We never know when someone will come along who does not know or respect us. They might see the goods we have done and dismiss them or be jealous of them. The might seek to oppress us out of envy or pride in order to raise themselves in the eyes of others. We never know when our lives might be turned upside down by the actions of another person. However, in spite of all these things, if we trust in God’s Love and Mercy. If we believe in His Goodness. If we accept what comes with humility and patience, then we shall overcome, we shall be freed from our oppressors, and we shall be brought to the promise land of eternal life.

Do we trust in God? Do we believe that no matter what happens to us He shall protect and strengthen us? How can we become more humble and patient people?

O Lord, multiply your graces in us in our times of need.


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