Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13
Psalm 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23
There is probably nothing harder in life than to be obedient and to do the will of another. In today's gospel, Jesus tells the parable of two sons: one who says, "No," and later repents of his decision, and the other one who says, "Yes," but does not follow through.
The question Jesus posed in this Gospel was not who was the more praiseworthy, but who did his father's will.
We, who await the Lord's coming are given many opportunities to seek and to do the Father's will. Whether we repent of our negative responses when we are young, middle-aged, or old, it does not matter. What matters to God is: we do it!
We do not know how much time we have left before we may suddenly find ourselves before the Holy One. All we know is we have this season of grace, this moment for repentance.
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
For the two hostages, who died in the Sydney siege. RIP.