Tuesday, June 6, 2017

9th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, 07-06-17

Tobit 3:1-11, 16-17 / Mark 12:18-27

Every time when people say "luckily" or "by chance" or "it so happened", it is interesting to know what is in their minds when they say it.

But we should know that when people say "lucky" or "by chance" or it so happened, that is when God chose to remain anonymous.

God chose to remain anonymous maybe because those people may not be ready to acknowledge that He is in control of all things and that He has a plan for all things and for all situations.

In the 1st reading, we heard that "It chanced on the same day that Sarah, the daughter of Raguel, also heard insults from one of her father's maids".

Tobit and Sarah were in distress over their predicament. Yet the 1st reading used the phrase "it chanced on the same day" to bring up the point that God was going to bring them together through their prayer and work His healing through them.

In the scriptures, we will read page after page, how God works wonders and His plan is seen in the stories of the Bible.

But how God works His wonders in our present lives is often beyond our comprehension.

For example, the questions about our life here on earth and how our prayers are going to be answered cannot be logically worked out. Probably in the next world we will get our answers.

But for now, we walk by faith and trust in God who has a plan for each of us in whatever situation we might be in.

Through faith, we will see God in all things and give thanks to God for all things, for He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.