6th Sun C
Reflection is an essential element of our growth in Christ. As we reflect over what we have learnt and ponder it in our hearts, we come to recognise the presence of God in our lives.
This Sunday's Reflection
Life can turn on sixpence. The poor, those who mourn, those who hunger, too often have ended up in such a state because of a run of situations that turned out badly. Frequently, with such people, their bad luck compounds more bad luck and they can feel that they will never overcome their situation. To believe and to hope in such situations is itself a blessing, because real change can only take place if one believes that it really is possible. For the down-trodden, to believe that God is with them, working through their difficult situation is the best of blessings.
Those who are rich, satiated and laughing their way through life are in a real danger of being blind to their need of God. Even if they don’t feel it, their situation is critical as they see no need to change.
For us who are Christians, radical transformative change is at the heart of our faith which centres on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here, the holy, all-powerful Son of God entered into the depths of human misery and neediness and transformed these into path to the fullness of God’s love and life. And that is the path we each have to tread to come to the fullness of joy we all so desire. We have to turn from our tendency to protect ourselves from pain and discomfort by mindless distractions and embrace the neediness to opens us to God.