In the first reading, we are being introduced to people who were chosen to share God’s Word. Our Lord is reminding us that we should not be discouraged or anxious when we are overlooked or rejected in doing the work of the Lord, but instead give glory to God. The Psalmist encourages us to give thanks and praise to the Lord who gives his promise that when we praise the name of the Lord, generations yet to come will declare his wonderful works. We need to be like Jesus, who became poor so that we too can receive our inheritance in the kingdom of God. To have eternal wealth, first we must die to our selves, take up our crosses and walk each day towards our Abba Father’s home. Which gods do we worship and respond to? Perhaps, it is our identity in this world, our status in society, our wealth or our image. Whatever it is, now is the time to repent and come back to the heart of the Father. Let us repent for going after worldly possessions and status to have a position of power in this world.
Prayer: Abba Father, we come back to you with repentant hearts claiming our inheritance as your children. Amen.