Monday 23 January
Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time
First reading – Hebrews 9:15,24-28
“Since men only die once, and after that comes judgement, so Christ, too, offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself, and when he appears a second time, it will not be to deal with sin but to reward with salvation those who are waiting for him.” The author clearly speaks about the redemption offered to us by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ offered himself in the cross to cancel our sins. “…his death took place to cancel the sins that infringed the earlier covenant.” When humanity disobeyed God, our relationship with our Creator got altered by our wrong choice. Jesus Christ by His sacrifice he redeemed us once and for all. His choice corrected all our wrong choices. Now in Him, we make the right choices. We follow Him to relate ourselves with God. The redemption which we got is not to be found in a man-made sanctuary but in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the sacrifice which is eternal. By His sacrifice, for us each moment is a moment of redemption in so far as we relate ourselves to Jesus Christ. Let’s reflect: am I making this moment, a redemptive moment by my relation to Jesus Christ?