Reflection for Wednesday, 30th Week in Ordinary Time
Fr. Aloysius Santiago sdb
Rector and Parish Priest
Don Bosco Shrine
Today's WORD of GOD
Luke 13: 24 - 25
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
Who will be Saved?
When Asked, “Will there be only a Few Saved?” JESUS Doesn’t Directly Answer the Question. Instead, HE Uses It as Homiletic Opportunity. HE Invites All Those Around HIM to “Strive to Enter by the Narrow Door.” Speculating about how Many will be Saved is Not Helpful. Rather than Speculate about how many will be Saved, We should Strive to Do the Will of GOD, which is the Sure Gateway to Eternal Life.
In This Dialogue JESUS Puts a High Value on Human Effort & Fidelity.
There is a Striving Involved, even though We are Supported by the Grace of GOD & the Promptings of the SPIRIT. It Need Not Be an Anxious Striving, because the LORD Wants Us to Succeed.
To Counter-Balance that Image about the Narrow Door, We can Recall Many Other Gospel Sayings about the Help GOD Gives for Our Salvation. It is GOD'S Will that People from East & West, from North & South, will Enter & Take Their Places at the Feast in the Kingdom of GOD. Whenever Christians might be Tempted to Discouragement, They Need to Remember that “The SPIRIT Helps Us in Our Weakness”. Paul Goes on to Say that Those who Trust in JESUS are “Predestined” to be Saved, & that “that All Things Work Together for Good for Those who Love GOD.”
GOD Bless Us All
Have an awesome day