The first reading speaks about the importance of “Humility” which is the keyword for Christian living. There is a serious warning about “Pride”, to be wise enough to uproot it, as God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. We are also reminded to be watchful and to be on guard about the evil powers and attacks of Satan who is likened to a roaring Lion. How mindful are we about these unseen forces and evil influences that often try to prey on us? Our body, heart and mind have to be alert, and sharply focused on the tricks and traps of the fowler on the journey of life, in every step of the way. The Gospel proclamation emphasizes the missionary mandate: “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creation”. How do we respond to this great commission? Let us live, think and speak worthy of the good news we preach. Our lives must be a model for the good news to take root in others. As it is said “Charity begins at home”, let it be generated from within our homes and families to the world.
Prayer: Abba Father, may we be strengthened by your Holy Spirit, to draw souls to your kingdom. Amen.