Saturday, October 5, 2019

Twenty-Sixth Saturday in Ordinary Time

The Lord listens to the poor. “See, you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, may your hearts revive! For the LORD hears the poor, and his own who are in bonds he spurns not. Let the heavens and the earth praise him, the seas and whatever moves in them!”

All will be made right in the end. This is what we believe as Christians. We hold firm to the conviction that goodness, truth, justice, mercy, and love with win out over evil, lies, prejudice, vengeance, and hatred. We have faith that God listens to His children. He will free us from temptations, sin, and death, if we will yoke ourselves to Him. He will bring gladness into our lives after the dark nights that can besiege our souls. He revives us and gives us new life in and through Himself. He pours our His riches upon the humble poor and the contrite in spirit. He will never spurn us, if we accept Him into our hearts and live according to His commandments, teachings, and inspirations.

Do we believe God will make things right in the end? How can we resist the doubts that might creep into this belief? What can we do to build up trust in God in others as well as ourselves?

O Lord, listen to us and revive our hearts when they are weak with doubt.


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