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13 February Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

(Jer 17:5-8/Ps 1:1-2,3,4 and 6/1Cor 15:12,16-20/Luke 6:17,20-26.)

Fr Peter Paul
Theme: Blessed man

It's absolutely fruitless to trust in human beings for even a second. It is precisely because human beings are spatiotemporal; bound by time and space. Never for a second trust even in our beauty or riches. These are fleeting, transitory, temporarily useless, and feeble.

Human beings are not all-knowing to foresee future events.

Again, human beings have no power over events. Even what human beings have control over is a gift from the Lord.

Since these are factual truths about life. We need to trustingly entrust ourselves into the providential hands of God to direct and guide us always.

The psalmist prays "Blessed are they who hope in the Lord". Essentially, our blessing depends totally on our hope in the Lord. We are blessed when we hope in God.

Jesus says "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours"(Luke 6:20). The poor is the man who acknowledges and admits that he is nothing and totally depends on and trusts in God's providential grace.

The Blessed, according to the psalmist does not associate with the following people; wicked, sinners, and insolent. These classes of people are inimical to our blessedness. Therefore, we must dissociate ourselves from such in order to remain in the blessing God has destined for us.

We must choose to meditate on the Word of God day and night. It is our guide to blessedness. When we do such, we allow ourselves to be planted near running waters. We shall be prosperous and stay evergreen.

We need faith to understand and choose him always.

In simple terms, let us trust in God and possess him and we shall lack nothing.

We pray for the grace to dissociate ourselves from the wicked, sinners, and insolent. May He bless and keep us all.

We pray for God's grace and strength for the clergy and religious. God loves you precious one.

Have a blessed Sunday.

+Padre Petros Paulos+

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