St. Paul Mikki and companions, martyrs
Readings of the day:
1Kings 2: 1-4, 10-12
1Chronicles 29: 10, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd
In the first reading of today, we hear David instructing his son on how to live a life in accordance to the will of God. He encouraged him to be a man and to observed the laws laid down for them by God, for he knows that is the lamp towards the path of God and his very heart.
We can learn a whole deal from this. May we ask ourselves the following questions:
(1)As a father, what kind of legacy are you laying down for your children? Are you leading your family to the ways of the Lord? Are you observing the ways of the Lord yourself? What do you want to be remembered for?
(2) As a young man, what kind of life are you living? Is it in accordance to the will of God? What’s your vocation and are you preparing yourself adequately for it?
(3) As a mother, what examples do you laid down for your children? Are you supportive of your husband? Do you have the love of your family at heart?
(4) As a young woman, is God the direction you are heading towards? Have you discovered your vocation? Are you walking in its lane?
We need to ask ourselves vital questions in order to be able to pass down the faith we have received adequately to the coming generations in staunch continuity of what has been laid down for us. For this to happen, we must be firmly rooted in the Love of God, obey his will and listen to his teachings as found in the scripture and in the life of the Church, the bride of Christ.
May God help us, we pray!
Peace and Love of Christ