Faith in Jesus brings Prosperity

Wednesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
July 26, 2017

Today’s Readings:

Exodus 16:1-5,9-15
Ps 78:18-19,23-28
Matthew 13:1-9
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower;
All who come to him will live for ever.

Today’s seed of God is the seed of life Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is the Word and was even before the creation of the earth. Through Jesus, Heaven and Earth came into existence. Through Jesus, Adam & Eve the first parents came into existence. Through Jesus, Prophets and Kings anointed and the plan for salvation was foretold. Through Jesus’s death on the cross the plan for salvation was accomplished. Through Jesus, another amazing creation came into existence Ressurecton and a new Heaven on Earth was created The Church and we are the church.

We receive many gifts, talents, opportunities from the hands of God. We think they are just another part of our lives. The learned consider them as part of evolution or human efforts. In the first reading People grumble in the desert for food. Grumbling is opposite to appreciation or gratitude. Grumbling is cursing or tempting or putting someone to the test through our hearts. This state comes in every one’s life, educated or worldly, Spiritual or loving.  rich or poor especially in the time of difficulties. Faith plays a very important role here, if we believe that good comes from all things even in the most difficult times of our life, then we can reap 100-folds of harvest. This is not a miracle but a reaction to the action of Faith. This is natural because if we believe that the Whole creation was made from the Word of God, the same Word of God recreates our life through our Faith. Moses had this Faith and intercedes to God and God through Nature provided them Manna and Quails in the Earth. He transforms the scale of Leaves in to Sales of Milk and Honey and Diverts the flock of Quails through the desert due to an East Wind.

Like the parable of Sower, God sowes an equal number of seeds to every person but each person who received the Word of God did believe wholeheartedly. Only the person who believed the message of Christ yielded 100-fold but everyone who did not believe dried in the scorching heat of the Evil World. The Holy Spirit gives water to our faith and makes it grow and bear the fruits of Love, Joy and Peace in our lives. Today let us embrace the Words of Life and follow them through the path which leads us to the Bread of life, Jesus Christ.


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