Commentary on the Gospel of

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF - Claretian Publications Philippines

Being Worthy

Paul commends the Thessalonian Church for her faith, love, and endurance amidst persecutions. She has lived her faith well. However, he also prays that God may make her worthy of His calling. This is the nature of God’s calling: He calls us when we are still unworthy; in spite of our unworthiness and not because of our worthiness. God, then, keeps working in us – provided we open ourselves to His Grace – to make us worthy of the call that He had gratuitously given to us already. We are an unfinished work until our last breath and until we reach Him. Mother Mary, whose queenship we celebrate today, is our prime example of what destiny awaits us if we cooperate with God’s Grace in His work of making us worthy. And if we resist, we resist at our own peril: the woes pronounced by Jesus would then be our destiny.


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