The Gospel encourages us to give what we have

13th Sunday of the Year (A)

2 Kings 4: 8 -11, 14-16a; Psalm 88; Rom. 6: 3-4, 8-11; Mt. 10: 37-42

Read: “If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then in truth I tell you, he will most certainly not go without his reward.” Jesus assures a reward to those who, in God’s name, give generously. When one dies with Christ, he shares with him also in his resurrection from the dead.

Reflect: The world’s wisdom tells us to be careful when giving away from what we own. “A bird in the hand is better than one hundred in the air”,….. this according to the world. However, the Gospel’s invitation runs contrary to this way of thinking. This is because the Gospel encourages us to give what we have, so that we will merit what God has prepared for us. This demands of us courage and faith. Are we prepared to take heed of the Gospel?

Pray: God give me the courage to love all the time, and to give everything so as to obtain You.

Act: Show your faith by the manner in which you behave with others.

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