Tuesday 5 November 2013

Thursday of Week 32 Year 1

Some people can be very gullible. They can be easily taken for a ride or cheated. For example, we see how some people rush to attend healing rallies or prayer conventions without checking carefully whether the person or persons conducting such events are for real or are con persons. Later when they discover that they have not been healed or their prayers not answered, they may think that they have done something wrong which is causing God to not heal them or refusing to answer their prayers. Some may even blame God for not being fair to them. By the time they realise they have been conned (that is, if they ever realise at all), it is too late. The culprits have made their getaway.

The same issue also applies to some so called folks who claim to know when the end of the world is coming. They use different tactics to scare people into giving away wealth, possessions, etc., and often, these con persons are only after your wealth and property. Once they get a tidy sum, they make a run for it, or they offer all sorts of excuses when the so called date and time the world will end does not happen.

Today's Gospel reminds us that "The coming of the kingdom of God does not admit of observation... They will say to you, “Look there!” or, “Look here!” Make no move; do not set off in pursuit..." Are we going to be so easily influenced by others in such matters and start worrying and fretting? Or are we going to continue to trust in our loving God and build our relationship with Him, knowing that He will care for us no matter what happens?

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