EVEN THE HAIRS OF YOUR HEAD IS COUNTED(Scripture Refelction Luke 12:7)
"But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows"
How loving and caring must the Lord be that he even has account of our hair (Focus)! Like a good shepherd, he cautions the flock following him of the hypocrisy of their leaders and, sensing their fear of the Pharisees, exhorts them to be bold. For the Pharisees imposed their traditions and unbearable burdens on the people. But they themselves would neglect or break God’s commandments (Gospel).
Jesus fearlessly countered and rebuked the Pharisees. If we lack knowledge of the word of God and the Church’s tradition, how can we like Jesus face the Pharisees of our day who interpret the Bible as it suits them? Aren’t sects mushrooming everywhere? They go from house to house, quote scripture verses in isolation, and find fault with the Church’s teaching on Mother Mary, the saints, the Eucharist, observance of Sunday etc. They try and rope in as many as possible to join them. Pope Francis has reaffirmed what St Jerome wrote: “Ignorance of scriptures is ignorance of Christ.”
St Paul says that we have been destined, ‘marked with the seal’ of the Holy Spirit ‘as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory’ (Eph 1:13-14). Indeed, we have a mission to accomplish for which we need to be well equipped with the word of God.
Fruit: Let me hunger for God’s word and seek the spirit of boldness to witness to the truth.