Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
September 26, 2019
Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
Consider your ways!
In the first reading prophet Haggai gives a message to the Israelite’s to consider
their ways. Sometimes we forget why we are born in this World. We are so much
busy in gathering for ourselves of Worldly possessions , we forget the real mission
of our life. There is only one purpose in our life to love God and love our Neighbor
We forget our main mission in our life and go after the rat race of success and Wealth.
When we forget completely our goal of life and engage in our worldly life, we lose the
balance in our life due to the scarcity of God’s grace and Evil shows his true colour.
Evil puts disorder in our worldly success and creates confusion through
circumstances and routine work. When these signs are visible in our life they are the
warning bells . When we follow evil completely , evil claims his authority over our
day today activities and puts human in to confusion and trouble . This leads us to
destruction and chaos. when these things happen, God sends his messengers to
remind his people to come back to the main purpose of their life.
John the Baptist spoke the word to King Herod who was living a worldly life with sin,
but Herod never accepted the truth. Whenever the word was spoken to him , his spirit
was disturbed but he never accepted the truth of the word but carried on with his
worldly evil life
When Calamities , disasters, Sicknesses, Death , losses happen to us unexpectedly and all
of a sudden , we must understand that there is something wrong in our life and must
ponder in our life and consider our ways and return to God.