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Doctrines & Morals

You are more precious than many sparrows

Eph. 1:11-14, Lk. 12:1-7. In today's first reading, Paul reinforces the teaching about the salvation plan of God, to tell us that God intends to establish a relationship with us. This gift was first offered to the chosen people of old.  Jesus first brought the message of salvation to them, and has also reached out to the Gentiles. Paul can offer no logical explanation for this, but that we were “chosen, predestined” by our loving God. Our life should then be lived in praise to God’s glory. If our life and its growth and fulfilment are due to grace, how free and confident we can be in God’s presence. The exuberant liberty of spirit is repeated in today's Gospel. What was said in the dark we proclaim from rooftops. If our merciful God cares about sparrows and the small details of creation, then we need to fear nothing: “You are more precious than many sparrows.” The grace of God makes us free, confident and already part-way to Heaven. The sparrow was a very common bird of no great distinction. Yet not one sparrow is forgotten in God’s sight. God knows even the least and smallest of His creatures. If the humble sparrow is cherished and cared for by God, how much more are we cherished and cared for. God knows the smallest detail of our lives. In the larger scheme of things this verges on the incredible. Today, Jesus assures us that God is a caring Abba-Father close to us and cares for each one of us, so, we can entrust ourselves to God without reserve. May the Lord create within us authentic faith inspired by the Holy Spirit! Amen!! Stay safe and have a splendid day!!!
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