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Sunday Reflection – 13 February 2022

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Also Read: Mass Readings for 13 February 2022

First Reading: Jeremiah 17: 5-8

Prosperity Path!

Blessed be the man that trusteth in the Lord, and the Lord shall be his confidence.

(8) And he shall be as a tree that is planted by the waters, that spreadeth out its roots towards moisture: and it shall not fear when the heat cometh. And the leaf thereof shall be green, and in the time of drought it shall not be solicitous, neither shall it cease at any time to bring forth fruit.

When we are firm in the faith, our roots will not be shaken but there will be prosperity!  Amen

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 1: 1-2, 3, 4 and 6

In all that they do, they prosper!

Second Reading: First Corinthians 15: 12, 16-20

Fruits!

(20) But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep

Christ conquered death, and therefore we have the victory in Him!

Gospel: Luke 6: 17, 20-26

Prophets v/s The False Prophets!

(17) And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon,

(21) Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.

At the outset, it seems like Christ is directly pitting his disciples (whom he had chosen a couple of verses before) against the rest of the jews! Why would he do that? Remember he had come down and was literally standing on the same level as his disciples! (17) So, in effect, he was pitting himself too against the crowd. Flocking with the multitude has never been a staple for any conscious Christian! So if we find ourselves alone from time to time, let us not be alarmed but turn our gaze to Jesus.

Do we also at times, find ourselves hungry and/or weeping? That shouldn’t surprise us either as indicated in the scriptures above. -We might be hungry for the truth, love, joy, peace, and wisdom. We might even be excluded for no apparent reason. But we must remember not only who we are but also who we are! In Jesus Name, Amen!

Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhashttps://disciplediaries.wordpress.com/
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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