Twenty-eighth Sunday 2018
Today’s readings are all about attachments. We all tend to have a false image of ourselves and think that our value comes from what we have and what we control. Jesus came to save our true person; he came to save each of us as we are. We are often seduced by false attachments and become their slaves. We think that our positions in society or the possessions that we have attained are our identity, but our true identity is that we are children of God. To be saved, we need to trust that God sees the person behind all the masks that we wear and loves us just as we are.
Saint Paul says, “no creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.” God does not despise our nakedness but we often do. Just like Adam who hid himself in the garden after the fall, we hide our true selves from God.
Today’s readings encourage us to let go of false attachments and to trust in God’s saving powerful love.
By Fr. Joseph Jablonski, MSC