St. Peter writes in his first letter, “wrap yourselves all in humanity to be servants of each other, because God refuses the proud and will always favour the humble (1 Pet. 5:5),” today as the church we celebrate the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. We are being reminded in a special way to be humble servants of God. To be a child of God does not guarantee you a simple or easy life but life full of challenges! As the children of God we are at a high risk of loosing the who we are in the process as our enemy who is devil in this case is always prowling round like a roaring lion, let us then be calm but vigilant so says our today’s reading. We are therefore re-sent today from the Gospel “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation”lets go look for Jesus all over the world and to anyone we meet on the streets and so on.
We have a mission to be accomplished today, that is, to look for God in someone you might consider to be poor and even lowly. Try to get some ways to know that person in a special way or at a deeper level, ask God to show you what you can do to uplift the person. Think about the new lesson you have just learnt from the person, remember in each one of us we see God because we are made in His image and likeness! If you dedicate yourself in doing this God will work with you and confirm the Word you preach by the signs that accompanied it. Nobody said it will be easy but lets continue to be witnesses of the Kingdom! Walk tall and do it, you can do it, not tomorrow nor next month but NOW!!!
God’s blessings upon you!!! Love and peace, go out and challenge the world with the who you are!!!
By Fr. Thembela (firstname.lastname@example.org)