Read: Baruch prophesizes the return of God‘s people to a day of glory and honor, thanks to the hand of God. God who initiates the good work in every soul will bring it to completion, unless of course, we block his path by our unwillingness to collaborate with God.
Reflect: Every human being will see the salvation of God, we are told. But will every human being choose the same? What good is receiving a gift if the recipient refuses to use it? The old adage of ”you can take the horse to the water, but you cannot make it drink” is worth recalling. It is one thing for God to offer us his salvation, but the onus is on us to prepare ourselves to receive the same and profit from it. John‘s invitation to people is not to miss the amazing advent of God‘s salvation, but to prepare themselves assiduously to receive the same with maximal effect.
Pray: Ask God for the gift of true repentance.
Act: Do the sacrament of reconciliation this week.
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