Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Genesis 41:55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24, Psalm 33:2-3, 10-11,18-19, Matthew 10:1-7


Genesis 41:55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24, 
Psalm 33:2-3, 10-11,18-19, 
Matthew 10:1-7

Genesis 41:55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24

Beloved, when we read the account of Joseph, his brothers, the people of Israel, and of all nations and understand the context in the light of revelation, we know that everything points to You and find its meaning and fulfillment in You.

The people are hungry, there is a famine, and they need to be fed; they go to Pharaoh who in turn sends them to Joseph with the words that echo Your Mama's at the Wedding Feast in Cana, "Do as he tells you." This advise is key to unlocking all the graces in God's treasury of blessings.  Just as people come from the surrounding countries also come to buy grain, so do people from all nations come to You and worship You once they know that only You can satisfy our hunger and give us all we need to live.

We often do not recognize You My Beloved, just as Joseph's brothers did not recognize him, but You know us better than we know ourselves.  They were locked up for three days in prison in the same way that the world was in darkness when You were entombed in the earth and on the third day Joseph released them as Your resurrection on the third day  releases us from death and darkness and gives us life and new hope. However, there must be restitution for the evil done and the sins committed. We have to suffer the consequences of sin just as Joseph's brother had to suffer.

Psalm 33:2-3, 10-11,18-19

My Beloved, faith in You enables us to walk in freedom from fear for we know that we are all the children of God. This is why we must be filled with joy, praise and thanksgiving for all God has done for us through You.  We live in a world that is getting increasingly oppressive because of our sins. There are wicked and powerful forces at work but we know You are victorious. The Cross has triumphed and God's plans for the world are unshakable and will continue to unfold until the end of time.

But the Lord’s eyes are upon those who fear him,

upon those who trust in his loving-kindness. Vs 18

Matthew 10:1-7

My Beloved, Jacob's sons representing the twelve tribes of Israel have their counterpart in the New Testament. The twelve Apostles were chosen by You to receive the Good News and to pass it on from generation to generation.We too receive it and  in turn are commissioned to hand it down. Every Christian is called, equipped and sent. Verse 7 Go and proclaim this message: The kingdom of heaven is near.

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