a "blessed" yes

6th Sunday in ordinary time

Cycle C

Everyone wants to go to heaven. We want to serve our Lord.  But oftentimes, our limitations get in the way of our service.  They become lip service, haphazardly done, and lacking in depth. 

What makes yes authentic?  A blessed "yes" to God, a kind of a yes that gives everything to Him without conditions. 

Our yes should not be contaminated by power, wealth, and pride. On the contrary, it should be filled with poverty (our only wealth is God); humility (it is God who is our pride and joy), and persecution (to suffer with Christ). then could our "yes" be authentic.