Let the Dead Bury Their Dead – Luke 9:59-62

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October 4 2023: Bible Verse of the Day – Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Let the Dead Bury their Dead – Luke 9:59-62

59 And to another, Jesus said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
60 But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:59-62

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Today’s Healing Prayer

Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Reflections 

Today, Jesus is teaching us about our priorities in this world. Our number one priority and mandate are to serve God by proclaiming the Kingdom of God.

Most of us usually think that our day-to-day life is more important than the core mandate of our very existence. God created us to Know Him, Love Him, Serve Him, and Glorify Him all the days of our lives.

Jesus tells us today not to be distracted by anything else while we are on the course of serving God. It may sound rude for Jesus to tell us that we should not bury our dead or departed loved ones or we should not bid our family and friends goodbye when embarking on a journey. But the salient message here is, do not give other people or things more preference over God.

We should also not be distracted by the actions and utterances of others who despise our mission to serve our God.

Also, we should not revenge against anyone who hurt us while we serve God because revenge is not for us but for God.

In the immediate context of this verse, Jesus tells someone that “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”

This was meant to tell us that in our quest to serve the Lord, we should be prepared to accept suffering for the sake of God’s Kingdom.

Let us today know that Knowing God, Loving, Serving and Glorifying Him is our core mandate and our priority over other worldly affairs that preoccupy us.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Trinity, we love, serve, and glorify You above all things. Help us to stick to this core mandate that You created us for and give us strength to decline the invitations from the evil one to deviate from this supreme mandate. Amen.

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