Saturday 4 February
Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time
Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First reading – Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21
The reading speaks about the sacrifices that please God. Jesus Christ offered the perfect sacrifice for us and through Christ we continue to offer unending sacrifice of praise by acknowledging His sacrifice. But this must be complemented by our own sacrifice after the model of Christ. What is that? “Keep doing good works and sharing your resources, for these are sacrifices that please God”. Doing good works and sharing our resources. The two dimensions which our sacrifices must have. It’s not enough we are doing good actions but also, we must be sharing our resources. Charity and Justice. Often, we find ourselves happy with good works and we abstain from sharing what we have. Again, the reading defines the good action. It is doing His will in any kind of good action. An action becomes a good action in faith only when it is done as His will. Good actions done as His will. I do this because God wants me to do this. Not because it’s just a good action. Again, why we must share? We share to transform ourselves to be acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. We share as Jesus shared Himself. Let’s reflect: Am I doing good works as the will of God, and do I share my resources as Jesus shared Himself?