July 21, Thursday, the 16th week in Ordinary Time
Daily readings: Jeremiah 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Gospel: Matthew 13:10-17
"Blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear."
The disciples are genuinely privileged to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. Among so many others who probably are more deserving, they have been chosen by the Lord to be his friends and close collaborators.
They are fortunate enough to have lived with the Lord and know him up close and personal. As they journey with Jesus, they grow in the knowledge of the kingdom as they are given the joy and the rare opportunity to have a part in its proclamation and realization.
It is about time that we recognize what a great joy and privilege it is to be a disciple and an apostle of Jesus. Acknowledging this fact effectively enables us to be humble, joyful, and appreciative of such a privilege.
This attitude enables us to see our mission of evangelization not as a burden but as a special favor we have received despite our unworthiness. It inspires us to become humble because we recognize we are unworthy of the gift.
In the spirit of humility and mission, let us be moved to assist others, particularly those who cannot help us in return.
Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.” Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.