October 13, 2021 Wednesday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

One little decisions can determine our destiny.
Luke 11: 11:42-46
Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully.

One little decisions can determine our destiny.

“Woe to you Pharisees!”

A driver who is intoxicated from alcohol or narcotics before driving can bring great harm to themselves and others. “No harm will come to me.” This line of thinking can be deadly. So how does a person reach the point where they believe their actions carry no consequences?

Little decisions we make every day can become big decisions. When repeated, these choices determine the direction of our lives. They decide the kind of person we are becoming. Our relationships grow or suffer as a result of our everyday decisions.

‘According to “our” rules, we will be better than anyone else if we do everything right.’ The Pharisees and scholars of the law in today’s gospel made those kinds of decisions about their relationship with God. They were fascinated with how others saw them. They forgot that God saw them too.

THE GOSPEL CHALLENGE: Think about the decisions you have made concerning your relationship first with God. Are they based on how you feel and what you think is right? Many people have decided that they can get along in life without receiving Jesus worthily in Holy Communion every weekend. That’s a big decision that determines our eternal destiny. (Please see the third Commandment.) This decision affects them but also their children and the generations that follow. Jesus used the word “Woe.” It was a warning, a plea to reconsider who is more important in life and whose authority am I or are we following. Our gospel challenge is to pray and share with someone, “Why do I or don’t I keep holy the Lord’s Day?”

God bless you, my friends.
Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.


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