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27 February 2011: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and how you are to clothe it" (Matthew 6:24)

Another week and another natural disaster, this time across "the ditch" in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kiwis are considered our 'cousins' by so many and their tragedy touches our hearts specially. Imagine if we were living there in Christchurch at the moment - the insecurity many must feel with hundreds of aftershocks as well.

How would these words from this weekend's gospel sound in the face of such a devastation? Don't fret, Jesus says! But why not?

When things get bad enough for us, we can think that God has abandoned us. "The Lord has forsaken me," Zion says. Then comes the tender words of God, "Does a woman forget her baby... yet event if she does, I will never forget you."

Can I believe that? Can I believe that God loves me so much? So much more than the birds of the air!

Nothing about this thought takes away the pain of those caught in the earthquake. But it would soften the worry. If God is with us, how could the bad things we suffer win out over us?

Fr Stan Lim sj
Parish Priest