The theme for today’s reading is: Who are we ?
From our Sunday missal:
“In daily life, we must be concern about priorities. First things first ! Prayer in the family and worship even in an expensive and luxurious church building are wonderful but not enough. A congregation as such must be socially concerned; otherwise it is not like salt in the community, not a city seen by all, not a light to those in town who walk in darkness.”
“What are the priorities of your parish council? Is it’s first concern worship, some more expensive items for the sanctuary, and improvement of the parking lot? But are there poor and deprived in your community? What is done for the old and lonely?”
Our first reading set the tone for our theme. Here is the full text of the first reading:
“Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives.
“Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you from every side. When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond.
“If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt (scorn, disrespect), and to every evil word; if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon.”
How can we ever missed this point. The Lord’s priority is very clear. Love for others, especially the least of our brothers, is really what The Lord wants us to prioritized.
We are the salt (lasa) of the Earth, the light of the world, the city on the hill, if we do the above priority of The Lord. We give taste to the community if many of us are concerned on what’s happening to other people.
Who are we? is our theme for today: we are what The Lord wants us to do. We are The Lord’s servant. We are socially concerned. We know our priorities.
Hope you are all in good cheers today ! God bless .