Thursday, March 17, 2016

Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105:4-9, John 8:51-59



DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105:4-9, John 8:51-59

Genesis 17:3-9

My Beloved, When Adam fell the whole human race was to suffer the consequences of his fall from grace. One single act of disobedience at the sly, devious, lying, promptings of the father of lies, caused him and all the descendants who would come after him, to taste the bitter fruit of his sin and be tainted by its poison. God chose Abraham, that man of stalwart faith in God, to make a new Covenant that would last forever, who in obedience was prepared to sacrifice his only son. In this Covenant God vowed to  form a people and a nation for Himself, He would walk with them, teach them, guide them and remain with them always. God would increase the number of Abraham’s descendants and they would be as the grains of sand on the seashore and the stars in the sky.

Beloved, when God gives He gives extravagantly. The Old Covenant would serve to help the chosen people to walk with God because God walked with them. God’s plan was set in motion from the moment Adam and Eve lost paradise. Love never dies, it never ends it is eternal and so in the fullness of the time He sent You into the world to be born from among His people, through the line of King David. God would be our Father and He would Himself give up what He did not accept from Abraham. Through Your Sacrifice, the Sacrifice of His beloved Son He formed an everlasting New Covenant with us. Now He is not only our God but our Father and You are the New Covenant of Love that He makes with us.

Psalm 105:4-9

My Beloved verse 4 is fulfilled in Eucharistic Adoration where we look at You Lord and are made strong as we seek Your Face. It is good that we constantly recall the wonderful ways in which You have worked in our lives –it helps to give us courage and increases our faith, hope, and love for You. You are the New Covenant between God and us,  You bind us to Him. You who bridge the chasm between us making it possible to once again have intimacy with God as Father who gave up His Son in order that we may call Him Father too.