Be Not Afraid!

25 Jun 2017 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on Be Not Afraid!

The prophet Jeremiah, very much a human being, accepted his vocation only reluctantly, but he did accept it. As a result, he was outcast by his contemporaries, even some of his friends (foreshadowing what happened to Jesus). Why did his contemporaries treat him that way? They didn’t want to hear what he was telling them as God’s spokesman. He was telling them that God alone could save them, not their own schemes or trust in political power, etc. Their salvation was not from the things of this world but rather the need to repent from their lack of faith and return to God.

How relevant does Jeremiah’s message seem in light of the crass materialism and secularism of our modern age. In today’s Gospel Jesus asks His followers to do the same thing, and not be surprised if they get the same reaction. Why? Because as St. Paul tells us, as children of Adam we are all sinners in need of salvation.

Ever keep in mind that in venturing into such a challenge – and we are all called to do so, each in his own way, Jesus has promised to always look after us. “So do not be afraid, you are worth more than many (all the) sparrows.”

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