Theme: Go and Proclaim: “Great Faith Works”
20th Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 20, 2023
First Reading: Isaiah 56:1-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 67:1-2,3-4,5-7
Second Reading: Romans 11:25-32
Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28
In this Sunday Mass at Saint Michael Kalibo, Fr. Jun reminded us that as a church, we are to be established in prayer. The best time to pray is when we don’t feel like praying. This is because we need to pray by faith, not by feelings. Short prayers with confidence and hope matter more.
If we are being tested, God wants us to exercise our great faith. To have great faith is to be persistent in prayer. Great faith never gives up, just like the woman in the Gospel who never gave up in approaching Jesus by faith. Her daughter received healing because she worshiped Jesus and continued to call upon Him.
This is a good reminder to us that to develop great faith, we have to continue praying and calling upon the name of the Lord.
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