31st Sunday, C

God's mercy and our conversion

Luke 19:1-10

Perhaps, we have not felt it enough, but everything is a product of God's mercy.  From the creation of the world to the recesses of people's hearts, could we now feel our intimacy with God?

Remember the words of Psalm 8: "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?  You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor."

Only with such intimacy could we experience our true conversion and serve the Lord with all our lives.

Reflect on Zechariah in today's gospel.   From a corrupt infidel, he changed his ways when Jesus visited his home.  He promised to give half of his belongings to the poor.  Such conversion could only be a product of deep experience of intimacy with the Almighty.

Continue reflecting on God's mercy.  First, remember that the whole of creation is filled with his loving presence.  Second, remember how much he loves us by creating us.  We ourselves are products of God's love.  Third, let maximize all opportunities for conversion because He is most willing to give us a chance to be like Him.

May everything that we see, touch, and hear be signs of God's loving mercy.