First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12; 17-18
Abraham put his faith in the Lord… how am I to know? It seems like Abraham believed but wanted a sign.
Are there time when I ask for signs from God to believe? Do I manipulate my own signs? In other words, do I see what I want to see or what God wants me to see?
Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1
Be imitators of me.
Does my conduct model the “Christ-like” for others to follow? Does my conduct bring me to accept the cross of Christ? Do I try to save myself or do I await the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ?
Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36
“Master, it is good that we are here….But he did not know what he was saying.”
Do I ever become frightened in God’s presence? If so, what am I afraid of? God’s voice says, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” Do I? Have I ever felt God calling me to be his beloved son or daughter?
Abraham wanted a sign. Jesus became the sign. Saint Paul imitated the sign. Am I still looking for signs?
I will try to live one of the corporal works of mercy this week, and so be a sign of Christ to others. (The corporal works of mercy are feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, burying the dead, and giving alms to the poor.)
Lord God, open my ears to hear the voice of your Son and to see him present in your people, especially in those in most need of your love.