We usually think that WE must be faithful to God –
Faithful to believe what the bible tells us about him.
Faithful to obey the 10 Commandments we have been taught.
Faithful to pray every day.
Faithful to help our neighbor as we should.
But today’s 2nd reading gives us a different message, an astonishing message.
Writing to the first Christians of Corinth, the apostle Paul tells them (1 Corinthians 1:3-9):
“God is faithful”.
Indeed, it is God himself who is unfailingly faithful to us!
The Psalm 103 assures us of his faithfulness…
“In curing all our diseases”.
“In forgiving all our offences”.
“In filling our years with prosperity”.
He protects us at all times and in all situations.
He cares for us and provides for our needs.
The Psalm 89 says that God is “clothed in faithfulness” (Psalm 89).
To his friend, Timothy, Paul writes:
“We may be unfaithful, but he (God) is always faithful” (2 Timothy 2:13).
In fact, he is the one who can unable us to be faithful in return.
So, we need only ask him to make us so…
And he will!
Note: Another text is available on a different theme, in French, at: https://image-i-nations.com/1er-dimanche-de-lavent-annee-b-2023-2024/
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