Words and Deeds

First Reading: 2 Tm 3:10-17

Psalm: 119:157, 160, 161, 165, 166, 168

Gospel: Mk 12:35-37

The Messiah is the Son of God. As God-Man, Jesus was born of the lineage of David. The Jews knew that the Messiah would come from the line of David and expected an earthly king. They wanted him to fit their lifestyle and their expectations. It was hard for them to believe and accept that the Messiah was also the Lord of David. They rejected him and put him to death. They deny that the Son of God has risen to save us. (Until now, the Jews are still awaiting the coming of the Messiah.)

Many times, we profess our faith and say that we believe in Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Son of God. However, our faith is not seen in our way of life. Often in our words and deeds, we relegate the Lord God to the side and we make our own plans and actions the priority. We make our activities and work the center of our lives. We become bound to all earthly things and forget our purpose in life. We become attached to our material world and make it our god. Do we make our own the options of Jesus, our Lord? Are we cognizant of God’s desires for us?

Let us pray for the grace to recognize God’s plan for each one of us. May our heart’s desire be directed entirely toward the Father through the intercession of Jesus, His Son and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.