Wednesday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Year A; 18th January 2017
And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill? “
Mark 3: 4
To do or not to. Sometimes us choosing becomes soo hard we prefer to sit on the fence and say nothing. The Pharisees always gave conditions in everything. The law before anything else. And by this continuous habits, the “knowers of truth” couldn’t discern good from bad-this made them prisoners to principles. If it aint in the books, it’s bad.
This is the same thing we do most atimes. We twist the word of God to our taste, just to suit us. ‘Well it could be called cheating, but then again we are helping a friend pass the test’. ‘It is true that not being truthful is wrong, but well there’s an aota of truth in the lie we’re telling’. ‘Abortion could be wrong but then again the pregnancy is unwanted, besides the baby is just a cell and nothing else’, we may tend to say to ourselves and much more. Jesus shows us that just as science makes us believe that the absence of matter is a void or vacuum, “not to do good is evil in itself.”
Everyday presents itself for doing what is right and just before God’s eyes. Lets live our lives without compromise. Don’t make your faith silent. Let’s go out and do good.