Wednesday 28 December

The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Gospel – Matthew 2:13-18
“Herod was furious when he realised that he had been outwitted by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all the male children killed who were two years old or under, reckoning by the date he had been careful to ask the wise men.” This is what happens when man continues with his plan without recognizing the hand of God in the things that happen around us. We don’t see the plan of God because we are blind by our plan. We pretend to follow the plan of God with the intention of making use of even God’s plan to our own self interests. When we find that the plan of God is different then we become furious like Herod. This is followed normally by accusing everyone else for the failure of our plan. All because we don’t want to accept the plan of God. Let’s reflect: Recognize the hand of God in our plans and adjust our plans to suit that hand of God and not viceversa.