Gospel: Lk 12:54-59
Jesus said to the crowds, ”When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming‘; and so it happens. And when the wind blows from the south, you say, ‘It will be hot‘; and so it is. You superficial people! You understand the signs of the earth and the sky, but you don‘t understand the present times. And why do you not judge for yourselves what is fit? When you go with your accuser before the court, try to settle the case on the way, lest he drag you before the judge, and the judge deliver you to the jailer, and the jailer throw you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the very last penny.”
There are people who are experts in various fields, but fail in spiritual aspect for they are unable to see God‘s hand working in their lives. They mistakenly thought that everything they have achieved is just a product of their own efforts. Evidently, they forget about God‘s providence. Thus, many well-educated people become prone to skepticism or unbelief; many popular individuals tend to lead an immoral life; many rich persons are getting blinded by greed; and many talented folks are using their talents in a wrong way. These attitudes are without difference from that of the Pharisees and of the crowd as stated in the gospel.
Let us remember how God‘s hands work in our life today! In everything that we do we must be aware of God‘s presence; in everything that we achieve we should thank God for this blessing; and in every decision that we make we must ask God for His guidance. Let God become part of everything that we have, for truly we can achieve nothing without his merciful love.
As Christians, do we accept Jesus in our lives wholeheartedly? Do we acknowledge the Giver of all that we have? How often do we thank God?