Reflection: 17th February 2019

A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lk 16:17, 20-26 (   )

How happy are you who are poor; yours is the kingdom of heaven.

In these readings we are told that Jesus is speaking directly to his disciples.

As we listen, are we still willing to live as disciples convinced that the life, death and teaching of Jesus still has relevance to our life today?

Let us consider what we believe about Christ and how this impacts on our living faithfully today: Do we live convinced that our belief in a loving God sustains us and makes us happy? Are we convinced that our hunger for God satisfies us?  In our times of loss and disappointment, do we live with a spirit of hope that all will be well in the end?  Are we willing to remain faithful in a climate that questions and degrades the Catholic church and its teachings?  Do we look for recognition and affirmation through our wealth and accomplishments mainly?

So, as we go about our daily life and work, do we treat our neighbours, our family and friends with the same respect and dignity that we would want for ourselves? And do we relate to our earth and our environment with the reverence that it deserves?

As we continue to tell the good news and be committed to being people of hope, may our efforts witness to the joy of the gospel and the compassion of the God whom we adore and serve!

Sharon FongKong Foran – Now living in Ireland,Sharon has over 30 years of experience in the education sector in Jamaica and in the USA.