Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Rm. 8:18-25 | Ps 126:1-6 | Lk 13:18-21

Paul is telling us that everything he has endured he considers as having endured very little when he compares that suffering to what Jesus has endured and when he views it in light of all that God has prepared for him.  Paul continues to encourage us to realize that while we live we wait patiently in hope for all that God has promised us.  Hope is not hope if we can see that for which we are waiting.

Jesus continues to give us examples of what eternal life is like.  It is like the mustard seed which is tiny yet grows into a huge bush.  He continues to tell us that it is like yeast which is mixed into dough and becomes part of the entire bread.  This is what we are called to be, that is, to be ministers of the kingdom and to spread the good news to each and every person with whom we come in contact.  

As you reflect on how you live the Word, look at the attitude with which you do so.  Do you attempt to be a messenger of the kingdom of God to all?  How can you do better?

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