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WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME, JULY 12, 2023






Reading 1

"Alas, we are being punished because of our brother.

We saw the anguish of his heart when he pleaded with us,

yet we paid no heed;

that is why this anguish has now come upon us."


REFLECTION


Personal responsibility is learned as we grow up, when caught or years after the incident. Joseph's brothers did a very bad thing but as long as their evil deed was not known all seemed well. For all they knew, Joseph was dead. But now they were asked to deliver their youngest brother. And finally their consciences began to bother. Was it because they feared punishment, of hurting their father again or they would dare not do that to another brother? They were finally feeling the weight of personal responsibility for their offense-past and soon to be present and future.


When do we acknowledge our sins, take personal responsibility? Could it be when we hear a mission message and feel guilt ridden? Or on our death bed? Better still when finally our conscience speaks to us and we fear the terrible punishment of judgment that awaits us?


The decisions we make in life, whether good or bad, will affect us and set the tone for the rest of our lives.


Ready for a change? If we commit sin, confess right away and get back in the good graces of God.


God bless you.






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