January 27 Exodus 15-16 & Mark 10:35-52
“Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD.” Do you enjoy singing? Some people sing all the time, some almost never. It is good to sing. I do believe it is a sign of a joyful heart. When we sing to the Lord at Mass, it is a sign that we are willing to give every fiber of our being to the praise of God. So, SING! My Dad sang every song at Mass. I don’t think he ever sang on key – It might not have been pretty, but he gave his heart and soul to praise God. So, SING! Give right praise to God with all your being. I don’t know if the program of Alcoholics Anonymous came up with the saying, but God certainly understood the principle – one day at a time. We do need at times to plan for the future and prepare for it, yet we live one day at a time. What is this day about for you? Even more to the point, how will you this day give praise and follow the Lord? One day at a time. A good measure for all of us.
In Mark Jesus asks the ambitious James and John, “Can you drink the cup I will drink?” They answered we can and they did. It takes courage to be a faithful Christian. The path that Jesus puts before us is not easy. Love your enemy. Be the servant of all. Forgive 70 times 7 times. How are you doing today? Pray in the words of Bartimaeus, Master I want to see. Trust in Jesus to open your eyes to see the right path to be his faithful Missionary Disciple.