Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
Colossians 1:1-8 / Luke 4:38-44
By: Fr. De Souza
Do you feel that you never have enough time in your hands? That the hours, days and weeks pass so quickly that you can't appreciate life?
If your answer is YES, then it is time to stop a little, give yourself some time to reconnect with yourself, people around you and God. Perhaps this reflection can help.
In today’s Gospel, we hear about a day in Jesus’ life, and it was a busy day!
Early in the morning he went to the Synagogue to pray and ended up delivering a possessed man. After, He healed Peter’s mother-in-law from a debilitating fever. In the evening, residents of the village brought all the sick to Him and He cured them all!
After such a successful day, one could expect that the next would be even busier…people would start coming from everywhere to get cured and counseled.
But according to the Gospel, early the next morning, Jesus left the place and looked for a lonely place, certainly, certainly to pray.
Activism is the tendency of letting our lives be ruled by work as if work gave meaning to it. The truth is actually the opposite: we will be truly productive when our lives have meaning! That is why it is very important to balance our work (charity) with prayer and rest.
Let us pray today that we may learn how to find meaning in our activities.
Have a blessed day!
St. Luigi Orione, pray for us!