DEUTERONOMY 10:12-22/ PSALM 147:12-15,19-20/ MATTHEW 17:22-27
Today’s gospel relates the event of Christ’s death to the payment of taxes. Christ says “They will put the Son of Man to death” Jesus is very clear on the fate that awaits him: death followed by the Resurrection. Death is an inevitable tax. It is a price we must pay. Based on this knowledge Jesus acted accordingly and aligned himself to the Father in all things. What is the fate that awaits us? According to the teachings of the Church, the fate that awaits us are: death, judgment, heaven or hell (the four last things). Beloved, this world is not our home; how are you preparing to leave? The best way to prepare according to Moses in the first reading is to keep the commandments and laws of the Lord.
LET US PRAY
Father, make us obedient children, make us listen and obey your instructions and give us the ability to do your will. Do not let us provoke your judgment with disobedience. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to shun every form of ungodliness so that we can enjoy you deeply and receive your abundant blessings through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.