Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Romans 1:19-20, Psalm 19:1-4, Luke 11:37-38

Romans 1:19-20
Everything that could have been known about God was clear to them: God Himself made it plain. Because His invisible attributes - His everlasting power and divinity - are made visible to reason by means of His works since the creation of the world.

My Beloved, the Son of the Almighty and everliving God, today's Scripture readings and Psalms point out the existence of God and how He, the invisible God, through His everlasting power and divinity, is made visible through His works since the beginning of the world. The Psalmist confirms this knowledge in:

Psalm 19:1-4
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

All of Your work, O most Holy Trinity, from the dawn of creation shouts out to us Your wonder and power and yet we have some who say our works are not important. Yes, we must begin with faith but our works give powerful witness to our faith. As St. James 2:20 rightly points out, "Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith without works is barren?"

Luke 11:37-38
While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not first wash before dinner.

You, the Son of God, the Word of God through whom all things were created - the power of God and the love of God is seated at the table of the pharisee and all he is focused on is that You did now wash before dinner. How often we too miss the larger picture because we are too focused on our own prejudices, our own narrow vision through which we observe and judge wrongly.

Beloved, give me a greater faith and believing, may all that I do be a natural outflow of the faith I have in You my God, in whom I live and whom and have my being. Thank You.

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