Friday, August 10, 2018

18th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, 11-08-18

Habakkuk 1:12-2:4 / Matthew 17 : 14-20

Under normal circumstances, we would not say anything rash or brash.

When things are under control, we would surely be more logical and rational.

But when things start to get rough and we see injustice and oppression and evil happening before our eyes, we begin to search anxiously for answers and solutions.

And being a people of faith, we will surely pray.

Yet when God doesn't seem to answer our prayer or seems like He is taking forever to do so, then God becomes the target of our frustration and criticism.

That was what the prophet Habakkuk did and his laments and complaints against God are even recorded in the Holy Bible!

Habakkuk could not understand why Judah was punished by her enemies who were more wicked and sinful than her.

He complained that God was silent and did nothing while wicked men swallowed up His people.

In the end, God did answer. Yes even if it comes slowly, we just have to wait in faith, for come it will, without fail.

Because we believe that the wicked man will eventually stumble and fall, but the upright man will live by his faithfulness.

That is God's answer to us, as well as His promise to us.

We need to have faith in God who loves us and cares for us.

In the gospel, Jesus emphasized on faith in God in all that we do.

With faith in God, nothing would be impossible. Because with God nothing is impossible.