Read 2nd Corinthians 12:1-10, Psalm 34 and Matthew 6:24-34
“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34)
In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus begins by saying: “No one can serve two masters.” This means that no matter how we try to pretend, we are either serving God or serving mammon. Now, the question is; who is your master? In other words, who do you trust?
It may be very easy for us to say “God is my master” but the truth is that if we were to examine our hearts thoroughly, we would discover that we are worshippers of mammon. How? We cannot claim to have God as our master when we do not trust Him. We cannot claim to worship God when we continue to worry after we have prayed?
According to Jesus, if God were truly our master, we wouldn’t have to be worried about anything whatsoever just like the birds of the air and the grass of the field. The very fact that we worry about not having what to eat or what to wear and so on proves that we have so little faith in God’s providence. In fact, we do not even need to remind God of what we need because the very fact that He is God means that He knows already.
Jesus says that all we need to do is to seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and wait on Him to provide for us. This attitude of complete trust in God is what St. Paul relates to in today’s first reading where he noted: “I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10).
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, save me from the mistake of serving another Master other than you. Amen.
Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time. Bible Study: 2nd Corinthians 12:1-10, Psalm 34 and Matthew 6:24-34).