Monday, August 16, 2021

If God is with you, the mission is accomplished.

“Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19: 26).

Tuesday 17th August 2021, in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time. 

In today's Gospel (Matthew 19: 23 - 30), Jesus uttered a revelation and a prophecy found all over Sacred Scripture which is foundational to the life of faith. A few examples:

#1. For God all things are possible. (Jesus). 
#2. for nothing will be impossible for God.” Angel Gabriel to Mary. (Luke 1: 37).
#3. "The Lord turned to him [Gideon] and said, “Go with the strength you have and save Israel from the power of Midian. It is I who send you.” (Judges 6: 14). Angel to Gideon. First Reading today. 

What is the take away from today's Scripture? A lesson in God's pervasive power and sovereignty. God's Divine Providence is mighty but also merciful. 

When God gives you a job to do, the one thing you want to hear is:  "I am with you."
If God is with you, the mission is accomplished. Therefore look for the signs of the Presence of Emmanuel in: joy, peace, tranquility and confidence. This is the internal testimony of the Presence of Emmanuel who has chosen, called and anointed you for service. 
Mary responded to such a moment thus: "Be it done to me according to Your word." 
St Paul responded: 
"Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion." (2 Corinthians 4: 1 AMPC) 

"Give Me the first place in your heart and in your life, and I will provide for you in every circumstance. I will not allow you or those with whom you share this life to want for anything. My providence is wholly at the disposal of My merciful love. Trust then in My merciful love and you will see the wonders that I will accomplish for you." (IN SINU JESU page 100).

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