Inspirational Monday: Buy without money but FAITH!

August 3, 2020mommywithagoal@gmail.com

Good morning again everyone!

Rejoice as we are blessed again with another day to live, another week to look forward to!

You must be wondering to yourself…I hope I got her optimism with all that’s happening around right now.

It’s on the mindset my friend. The circumstances around you will be the same but how you look at the situation and how you act on it can change your perspective in life. Now that you know what to do….you just do what you have to do.

Yesterday’s readings are very interesting not only for me but for our daughters as well. With their age at 5 and 6, respectively, I’m happy already if they sit still and just stare at the priest and readers and observe. But yesterday, they were really into it and interactive. The gospel even became our topic during dinner time- 1st time ever! And I’m praying for more =)

THE FIRST READING

Let’s dive in to the First reading that made me relate to what is happening nowadays with this Pandemic and my purpose of doing this blog.

Isaiah 55:1-3
1 Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty; though you have no money, come! Buy and eat; come, buy wine and milk without money, free!
2 Why spend money on what cannot nourish and your wages on what fails to satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and you will have good things to eat and rich food to enjoy.
3 Pay attention, come to me; listen, and you will live. I shall make an everlasting covenant with you in fulfilment of the favours promised to David.

I want to be honest to all of you, I’m not a Bible-reader. I barely touch our Bible. The only things I can take pride are praying before meals, before going to sleep and attending Sunday Mass as a sign of me practicing being a Catholic. No judging! I pray intently. And for me, that’s my way of connecting to God.

That’s also the reason why this 1st reading touched me so much. Indeed everything that we need to get by in this crazy world is written in the Bible. If only we take time to read it with the intent of understanding deeper on what they say and relating to our present.

I am totally aware that not all of us has been blessed the same way, but hey, if you’re reading this blog, then it means you’re in the MORE blessed situation with a home to stay, clothes to wear, food to eating computer with WIFI to use! I hope you say a little prayer of gratitude after reading that.

Going back to the Bible verse, isn’t it ironic that we buy and read tons of books to be inspired to go through life but the most important book on earth is often forgotten. If only we get a chance to read it, everything that we need to feel uplifted are all there.

Truly faith is all we need. There’s no status in life that would limit us. No amount of money will be needed as it is FREE. Trust and you’ll never be hungry, thirsty, or even lost as God be there with you and guide you.

THE HOMILY

We attended the Mass from St. Mary’s of the Angels at Bukit Batok via YouTube. (Just click the link if you missed attending mass yesterday or would just want to hear mass).

In the Homily, the priest told a story about 2 boys who cleaned the chimney and fell off in it. When they reached the bottom, one of them had soot all over his face while the other is crystal clean.The question, who of them run to the kitchen to have their face cleaned immediately.

Who do you think?

It was in this portion that Audrey suddenly blurted out, the dirty one! My husband and I glanced at each other amused as we didn’t know she’s really listening.

As the priest continued with the homily, he said that if you answered the dirty one, then you’re correct. (I saw Audrey had the widest grin!)

But as the priest carry on with his homily he said, if you think deeply, isn’t it the clean faced one who run off to clean his face? (Ysabelle now asked puzzled…why???)

Did you get the story and understood why? We had the whole hour of dinner time just to explain to our two kindergartener’s the reason behind. I guess I’ll leave it like the story life this for you to make you have a deeper thinking too =)

Anyways, doesn’t this story relate to how we live our day-to-day life? We often get off-guarded and judge others as we only see them before seeing ourselves first. Like the known saying, “Don’t judge the book by its cover”.

So there you have it guys. I hope this gave a bit of light to your day and gave you inspiration to have time to grab your Bible, even for just 10 minutes per day.

Stay safe everyone! God Bless!

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