Scripture Reading: Wisdom 1:16

Our scripture reading says “It is the godless that invite death by their words and deeds, considering it a friend, they long for it. They have made a pact with it, and they shall justly belong to it.” Wisdom 1:16

The godless simply means those without God. If you don’t have God in your life, you are godless. Even if one has another thing he or she worships as a god apart from the Lord of host, such person is still godless because only God, the Creator of all things is the only true God. It is the godless that invites death through their words and deeds. This means that the words and deeds of a man can bring death or life. It can also spread death or life. The action of anyone who does not know God, or have regard for him will always have death or destruction as the result.

This is because evil cannot have good or life as a result. The devil is practically spreading death and destruction all over the world. The devil cannot do this on his own because this world is not his domain or realm. He needs the cooperation of men to destroy the world. This is the reason there is bad governance, murder, theft, adultery and infidelity, lies, abortion, legalisation of homosexuality in various countries, indecent dressing. These are ungodly deeds and the result is destruction.

The godless spread death. Take, for instance, a godless owner of a fashion empire who produces as many indecent clothes as he can in order to make a profit. He produces 1 million skimpy skirts and they are all sold out. This means that about 1 million peo- ple who bought those skimpy skirts and put them on have been made to sin against God through the dressing. This is an example of how godlessness and lack of fear of God creates a chain reaction of sin and death in the world.

Child of God, today, we are encouraged to come back to God and to let our words and deeds spread life and not death all over the world.

MASS: GREEN/WHITE WEEKDAY (29); St. John of Capastrano, P.(Opt Mem) Eph 4:1-6; Ps 24:1-2.3- 4ab.5-6(R.6); Accl Mt 11 :25; Gospel Lk12:54-59

Prayer Points:

1. Pray for those who do not know God, that they may come to encounter him.

2. Pray for those who do not even care that God exists, that He will reveal Himself to them

3. Pray for those who have been blinded by evil, that they may see from the light of God

4. Pray for those who knew God but fell into evil out of carelessness, that they may return to Him.

Exercise: Spend time in prayer for the conversion of celebrities and the entertainment industry. REMEMBER TO CONTINUE PRAYING THE ROSARY OF MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP IN DSD SECTION A from 11th -31st Oct

Meditation: Proverbs 14:12