Readings of the day:
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Before every man on earth is set before him good and evil. Before every man is set morals and norms, even though one man choose to snub it. Before every man on earth is set life and death.
Moses in the first reading of today speaking to God’s people (as he’s telling us today) told them the good that’s in, when one follows God’s commandment, the blessings and profound peace that is being bestowed on such people. He otherwise stated the opposite of what would happen when one freely choose to follow the path of disobedience, lovingly following one’s bad desires. Our actions sure has its own rewards. So, we are expected to choose what we want for ourselves and be ready thereof to get the end of it.
If anyone truly want to follow God then, in the words of Christ, one must renounce himself, take up his cross and follow him totally(I mean ENTIRELY with no reserve). While taking up one’s cross, we may fall, fall and fall. But for every fall, let us keep our sight at Jesus, asking him for help as we get back to our feet and follow him. For us, we must be willing to lose our life for Christ’s sake by giving our all in every moment of our days. This is the demand of discipleship.
Are we ready to follow him? What other ways do you think we can follow Christ?
Thank you Lord, for counting us worthy to be your disciples.
May God help us as we pick up our cross to follow him.
Peace and Love of Christ!