Monday 20 November
Monday of week 33 in Ordinary Time
First reading – 1 Maccabees 1:10-15,41-43,54-57,62-64
“Then the king issued a proclamation to his whole kingdom that all were to become a single people, each renouncing his particular customs”. Each one of us is created with a unique plan. In this reading we see the plan of the king to wipe out all the plans for each person and he wants to create a plan for all persons equal. He wanted to wipe out all the plan of God for each person and wanted to create a one plan for all others. This is a plan to wipe out all the uniqueness of each person. This is against the will of God. The Will of God permits the uniqueness of each person and his or her custom. Let’s reflect: Am I accepting the uniqueness of each person, or I prefer uniformity?