17th June 2019
“…we prove we are Gods Servants by great fortitude.”
2 Corinthians 6:1-10
All of us need to work with God in an ongoing way in our lives, lest the grace of God’s life in us and blessing to us be in vain. How do I receive God’s word today when it says “we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain”? Am I aware of the great gift of God’s grace to me? How am I aware of this grace? How am I working with God? From wherever we are at we are invited back to relationship with God, and God is ready as ever to bring us closer to Him. As St Paul says, “behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation”.
The urgency to work with God is also evident in St Paul’s life: he endured much to work with God and treasured God’s grace throughout his trials! So in today’s reading he recommends to us his own example, which is a life lived in the Spirit with love, kindness and forbearance for the sake of the Gospel.