Mass Readings: 1 Kings 21:17-29/Matthew 5:43-48

Actions Have Consequences

Actions do speak louder than words, but actions have consequences as well. The story of King Ahab, his wife Jezebel, and Naboth clearly demonstrates that. As leaders in Israel, Ahab and Jezebel believed that their action of treachery against Naboth wouldn’t be noticed. But God, who sees all, made sure that justice was served. Similarly, Jesus in the Gospel continues to exhort His followers to go beyond what’s expected. As Scripture says, since we have been given much, we must respond with a generous heart.

Many people today — students who cheat, office workers who cut corners, and political figures who abuse their privileges — believe that they can escape judgment. However, God is watching them; and He’s watching us as well.

Prayer: Good and gracious God, help me to always walk in the light of Your truth.