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How Do We Approach Ourselves to God?

June 7, Wednesday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: Tobit 3:1-11a, 16-17a and Mark 12:18-27

The first readings present three figures; Tobit, Sarah, and the Sadducees. They all approach God with concern but in different ways. While the first two seek help, the third seeks a challenge.

Some things can pressure us as humans, like being in an uncomfortable situation. And while seeking help, the moving parts and the considerations are always involved. Hence, they can be approached with respect, politely, with style, or in the form of a challenge, imposing one’s position of will without any sense of humility.

Hence, the answer given, most of the time, depends on how the question was asked or the request was made. For instance, Tobit and Sarah saw their pleas granted, whereas the Sadducees humiliated themselves (misled people). Similar situations can happen in the family, workplace, classroom, basketball court, and religious community.

How do we approach presenting ourselves to God and others? Is it done with sincerity or with malicious intent? Is it done with humility or full of boasting?


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