Lord of All History, Nations and Sovereignty

Post date: Oct 21, 2017 12:49:57 AM

22 October 2017 ( 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time )

[Isaiah 45:1,4] [1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b] [Matthew 22:15-21]

In the First Reading today we see the temporal power to rule and direct the human groups or societies or states, comes, therefore, from God and our God is not only the God of history and of the Jews but the God of the entire universe. This same God is one who uses human instruments by bestowing upon them the many gifts of the Holy Spirit to allow man to prepare for the life to come at the end in the letter to the Thessalonians. Since the life to come at the end of time carries more importance. Man’s primary aim in life must be to reach that kingdom. He must, in other words, find out and fulfill his duties toward God; he must "give back to God what is God's." However, man mustn’t neglect also the building of the common good. He shares in the mission of Christ in witness to the Gospel through the transformation of the temporal order in his profession in the secular world.