Saturday August 5
Trials taken from the hand of God will lead to blessings.
  • Leviticus 25:1,8-17
  • Psalm 67:2-3,5,7-8
  • Matthew 14:1-12

The word of God be it the old or the new testament, is rich in the blessings of God. Today’s responsorial psalm carries a beautiful blessing that we are familiar with. If the Lord does not bless us, keep us and shower his graces upon us where would we be? The grace of God works in our lives, when we have genuinely committed our lives to him. Recently, situations that seemed impossible to be resolved, and those in the world would have proclaimed as a right-off, were beautifully restored and renewed. I was shown how I could be a blessing to others through my pain and suffering. God’s promises were fulfilled and the Word was made alive through his amazing grace. As the psalmist says I can also shout that God, our God has blessed us. The Gospel proclamation speaks of the adulterous life of King Herod which leads to the death of John the Baptist and the beginning of the public ministry of the Lord Jesus. There is a deep truth in all this: through every trial, there is a blessing to those who love God.

Prayer: Abba Father, your love knows no bounds. Thank you for your blessings. Give me the grace to be a blessing to others. Amen.

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