Monday July 24
Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Do not worry
  • Exodus 14:5-18
  • Exodus 15:1-6
  • Matthew 12:38-42

In today’s first reading, we see how the Israelites were unable to keep their faith when their enemies were coming closer to them. It may sometimes be easy to cling to the Word of God or trust in him when things are going well. But the hardest hurdle is when we are overwhelmed by problems and we feel like there is no escape. The Lord is aware of what we are going through. Therefore, we should not worry about anything. We have the Lord beside us. We need to take one day at a time and leave the rest in his hands.

The Gospel proclamation reminds us of the biggest sign God gave us – his own Son. He is living with us and coming to us through the Holy Eucharist to live within us and fight for us. We need to believe in his passion, death and resurrection. We need to cling to this truth in our lives. Though problems are behind us, chasing us to be miserable, be assured that they can never overwhelm us, that God’s power is going to be above our issues, and that his glory is about to unfold in our lives.

Prayer: Abba Father, forgive me for letting the noise of this world drown your voice. I believe you are here with me and you are aware of everything. Amen.

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