Thursday 3rd May, 2012
Ss Philip & James. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8. Their message goes out through all the earth—Ps 18(19):2-5. John 14:6-14.
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Paul is reminding us that through the Good News we are saved—if ‘you hold firmly to the message that I proclaim you’—otherwise, ‘you have come to believe in vain’.
The key words are ‘hold firmly’. How firmly am I holding on? Do I go to Mass on Sunday and compromise on other days? Do I declare all I should on my tax return? Do I condone sexual relations outside of marriage? Do I believe that abortion is justified in certain instances? Do I work diligently all the hours for which I am being paid?
To hold firm to my faith means to learn the ways of God and live them fully: then I will be saved.