Lights and Guides of Christ

FRIDAY: Twenty-third week in Ordinary Time


Lights and Guides of Christ

Those who wish to be symbols of conversion and change for others must themselves must be students of the same. As the salt of the earth and the light of the world, Christians –especially leaders in the Church have a tall order to be models of righteousness, justice, peace and a strong moral consciousness. Otherwise, we will be like blind guides trying to lead the blind.

Literacy and spirituality inform each other and enable us to behave with integrity as individuals and as a community. Morality speaks louder than knowledge and eloquence. Greed, lust and selfishness enhance immorality. The Novo Culture of the Gospel of Prosperity blindfolds its adherents; it compromises the gospel of redemptive sufferings and downplays Christian virtues and values for wealth and material extravagance.

Selfishness and arrogance can blindfold even the best among us when we let down our spiritual guards and listen to the hidden persuaders in our midst. As recipients of the Sacraments of Initiation, we pledged our commitment to God and Christ. We promised we would be custodians of the Good News and stewards of sacred goods of the kingdom until Christ comes again. As sentinels with Christ, let us avoid become victims of wilful distraction lest we become like blind people leading the blind.

O Lord, open my eyes that I may recognise the truth and live by it.

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