Saturday August 26
Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
Living in the right attitude
  • Ruth 1:1,3-6,14-16,22 Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17
  • Psalm 128:1-5
  • Matthew 23:1-12

Through baptism we enter into the family of God. But we are recognized as children of God through our life conduct. We need to have the nature of God when we are children of God. In the first reading, we see how Ruth was unselfish and continued her journey with her mother-in-law to an unknown land. Though Ruth was a foreigner in the land of Israel, God favoured her because of her unselfish attitude. When we live in the right attitude, blessings flow to us. Today’s Responsorial Psalm depicts the fruits of living in the right attitude. We value our freedom. God has given us directions to navigate in the direction of God. We are called to live fruitful lives. In the Gospel proclamation, Jesus teaches us to have the proper attitude according to his will. God’s favour rests upon us not when we are famous, but when we live in the right attitude. Living the will of God is not only serving his people in the church, but elsewhere too. The Lord disregarded the performance mentality of the Pharisees and blessed the silent responses of Ruth.

Prayer: Abba Father, grant me the grace to break away from a performance mentality. Amen.

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