Monday June 5
Can we do what God expects of us?
  • Tobit 1:3; 2:1-8
  • Psalm 112:1-6
  • Mark 12:11-12

In the First Reading from the book of Tobit, we read how devoted Tobit was to God. No matter what the opposition or persecution, he wanted to do what was pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. He was previously hunted down for execution for burying a Jew who was killed, and then he was doing the same thing again, without thinking of the consequences. He did not care about getting caught, but instead wanted to do what was right in the sight of God. He did as God expected of him. In the Gospel proclamation, the Lord Jesus is trying to illustrate this same point. Had the tenants of the vineyard known what pleased the owner of the vineyard they would not have killed the servants or ultimately his Son. Today the Lord is speaking to us and asking us if we will put his will above everything else. Are we going to follow Jesus and do as he commands or are we going to follow the crowd and do what the world tells us to do? As we continue our journey with the Lord, let us challenge ourselves to follow the example of Christ and put God first.

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