June 9, Friday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: Tobit 11:5-17 and Mark 12:35-37
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, David called him My Lord!" in the Hebrew word Adonai, translated as Kyrios (‘’Lord’’) in the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Hebrew Scriptures. Rabi and the scribes were teaching a messiah who would come in the lineage of Davidic kingship and descendant, which is more of a physical and political expectation.
Whereas Jesus, by explaining the real meaning of those words of the psalmist, brought about a higher and more profound understanding of what should and has to be the accurate interpretation and expectation of a son of God.
The world, society, and environment will always portray to us values, means, and tools (diplomats, money, material wealth, skills, etc.) that one has to gather or pursue to expect a specific position in society, to expect particular joy, happiness, and to expect specific stability in our work and relationships.
Lord, sit in my heart and place all my expectations under your feet." While Jesus, the Lord, is telling us that God alone has to be the natural expectation of His people because He is the King of Kings and Lord of lords, before Him, all fears and hopes to bow down, our lives find meaning, and that is where absolute joy and peace come from.
All that is needed is to let Him rule, guide, and direct our relationships, work, plans, and dreams with our fears and hopes.
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