FINDING SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Meditation for Wednesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time
(2 Cor 3:4-11; Mt 5:17-19)
How can one achieve self-sufficiency? Come to think of it, what is the measure of self-sufficiency? Maybe being able to pay for one’s bills and possess the necessities of life answers the question. Still, we need more to sustain what we already have and to support others.  Human beings by nature are insatiable, our desires are endless. St Paul says we cannot be sufficient of ourselves; man must find sufficiency outside of himself. That is why we easily run to worldly things in an attempt to find relevance and sufficiency. But St Paul says, “Our sufficiency is from God, who has qualified us to be ministers of a new covenant.”

This new covenant is far different from the old code that was carved on stones. St Paul explains that the new covenant is spiritual, gives life, and comes with greater splendor. It is through this new and eternal covenant in Jesus Christ that God satisfies our heart in its desires and we receive self-relevance and identity in Jesus Christ.

That is why we must prioritize and emphasize the new and eternal Covenant of the Cross, and participate in it actively through the Eucharist. Jesus says in the Gospel of today, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them.” So as we try each moment to live out the grace of the new covenant of the Cross, we shall find satisfaction or sufficiency, which is a foretaste of heaven. Amen.

Fr Jude Chinwenwa Nwachukwu, C.Ss.R
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic,
Tedi-Muwo, Lagos.
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021.


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