Thursday December 28
Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs
Walk in the light
  • 1 John 1:5-2:2
  • Psalm 124:2-5,7-8
  • Matthew 2:13-18

Today’s readings remind us that God is light and there is no darkness in him. God’s ways have no hint of sin. If we say we have a relationship with God, we have to act accordingly. Just as we would not find warmth in an icy pool or a polar bear in a desert, we cannot find God in a life lived unremorsefully; in ways contrary to God’s ways. For those of us who want to be truthful of our weaknesses and live in God, we have our Lord Jesus who cleanses us and strengthens us to walk in the light with God. When we strive to live in obedience to God as Joseph did, and when we have the favor of God, we could praise God with the psalmists. When God is on our side our soul/spirit is indeed set free from the snare of the wicked and the chaos of this world. Let us strive to love the Lord, our God, with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind, and let us also love our neighbour as we love ourselves (Mt 22:37,39). In this way, we would be walking according to God’s ways.

Prayer: Abba Father, give us the grace and strength to be true to your ways. Amen.

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