JANUARY 28, 2919
Letter to the Hebrew 9:15, 24-28
The Gospel of Mark 3: 22-30
“NOTHING BUT YOURSELF, LORD”
Today, we the Church, remember St Thomas Aquinas, the great Dominican preacher. Thomas seems to be a practical man. His work, among other things, was to reconcile Faith and Science. That was a situation that needed clear-thinking to remedy the self-imposed illogic in today’s Gospel. The Scribes were saying that Jesus was driving out demons while he was possessed by demons. Obviously contradictory thinking.
Thomas was said to have had a conversation with Christ in which Jesus says to Thomas, “You have spoken well of me, Thomas; what is your reward to be?” Thomas responded “Nothing but yourself, Lord.” Could there have been a more practical response?
All of us will face Jesus in our Particular( individual ) Judgement. Will he offer you and me the compliment and reward he offered to Thomas? And your and my response to Christ will be, what?
By Deacon Bill Masapollo