Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Readings: Heb. 6:10-20 | Ps. 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10 | Mk. 2:23-28

The first reading reminds the Hebrews that God made a promise to Abraham which He swore by Himself that He would fulfill. We know that when we are making an agreement with another that we swear by someone greater than ourselves stating that we will carry out that agreement to the end. So when God swore by Himself, He was doing so because there is no one greater than God. We can be assured that God has fulfilled His promise to Abraham and continues to do so today by touching our hearts and bringing us closer to Himself. The Pharisees are criticizing Jesus once again. They accuse Him and His disciples of picking corn on the Sabbath. Jesus reminds the Pharisees that when David and his troops were hungry they entered the Temple and ate the food stored there. Despite the criticism, Jesus continues to heal the sick, the lame, the lonely, etc.

Today we are reminded that God has called us His own, has come to save us and bring us healing and new life, and that Jesus desires to bring us to God the Father. Will we listen to Christ’s invitation or will we join the ranks of those who wish to criticize. Take time to listen to Jesus today. Ask for an open, gentle heart to allow God’s Word to penetrate and bring you God’s love and joy in abundance.

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