Wednesday July 12
Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Love leads to repentance
  • Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7,17-24
  • Psalm 33:2-3,10-11,18-19
  • Matthew 10:1-7

In today’s Gospel proclamation, Jesus is describing the importance of repentance in our discipleship. Repentance is not a one time event in our discipleship. It is a process. It has to take place every day. We cannot say that we have finished repenting and it is complete, but it has to take place frequently. Further, it is not something unusual, the message is also mentioned by Jesus in the parable of the Fig tree and the gardener. We need to know that God’s mills grind slow but surely.

Repentance is an invitation to believe in the Gospel. Repentance does not happen because of a commandment, it is not an outcome of the knowledge of good and evil. It is about my relationship with God. The more I love God it will lead me towards repentance. Jesus’ warning indirectly shows the loving heart of the Father. God’s love follows us day in and day out. We are to be vigilant to his voice, beyond signs and symbols. Repentance is the call because God loves us, and how much am I ready to respond to his love?

Prayer: Abba Father, forgive me. Amen.

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