The Measure You Give… The Measure You will Receive

01 March 2010

Today’s Readings: Dn 9: 4-10/Lk 6: 36-38

REFLECTION
In any society, the rich, the middle class, the poor and poorest need conversion to Jesus’ word though in different degrees, manners and terms. Jesus’ predilection about the poor and oppressed does not mean they are necessarily better.

Today’s Gospel tells us that god is compassionate, showing mercy where misery is deeper, offering hope and total liberation where hope is dimmest. It challenges us to be merciful not only to those whom we consider outcasts of society. People usually help, respect and are kind to one another within their own group but we refuse to help those belonging to another group. Jesus invites us to overcome such differences and abide by his teachings. What counts is the individual not to be a judge of others nor condemn anyone. We must forget any colour, any label given him. If we forgive others, we too will be forgiven. Whatever we ask for will be granted more than what we expect to receive.

PRAYER
Loving Father, open our eyes and our hearts that we may be transformed into your own image – merciful, just, believing and trusting. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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