Monday 4 January 2016

Monday of Week 7 Year 2

Have you ever wondered why some people serve in church or hold some important office or function in church? Some may be doing so because they want to be generous in helping the church to grow, and to build God's Kingdom. Such people do things for the benefit of the church, and we can see their humility and genuineness through their words and actions. But it is also interesting to see how some other people behave, what sort of attitude they have, when they hold some position in church. We have seen examples of arrogance, pride, and ego in some persons, who do things for show or to attract attention to themselves.

This is why today's reading reminds us: "If there are any wise or learned men among you, let them show it by their good lives, with humility and wisdom in their actions." The reading also cautions us: "Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it." Are we living good lives, with humility and wisdom in our actions? Or have we become partial or hypocritical in our lives?

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