2 Chr 24:17-25 History will happen around us no matter what we do to participate in it. There are many things in this world that we are powerless to stop on our own. The only hope for change in the world is with a united witness of all Christians. Let us seek to grow in unity with our fellow Christians and thus present a united witness to the world of what it means to follow Christ and be his disciples.
Holy Spirit, open my heart to grow in love for my fellow Christian brothers and sisters and indeed all people of this world that I may seek what is best for all and not just what is good for me.
Mt 6:24-34 A lot of people walk around looking as though they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. This is a tragedy as none of them do! That is God’s job and he alone is capable of doing it! In today’s gospel we hear Jesus exhort us not to worry about the future and what it holds for us as today has enough worries of its own. This is great advice simply because it is true. Any worry about the future will only eventuate if we get through today!
Jesus, help me to unload my worries and concerns on to your shoulders. I know you will help me to get past them. Show me how to entrust my life to you.