Zeph. 2:3; 3:12-13; 1 Cor. 1:26-31; Mt. 5:1-12Today's First Reading from the Book of Zephaniah [Zeph. 2:3; 3:12-13] suggests that if the humble seek to obey the commands of the Lord, seeking righteousness and humility on the Day of Judgment, they will be hidden from the wrath of the Lord. Because of their simplicity, their humility, their righteousness, the Lord God will go easy on them.
The First Reading continued by stating, "For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord...; they shall do no wrong and utter no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths. Then they will pasture and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid." [Zeph. 3:12-13]
These two verses perfectly describe those who have consecrated their lives to the Lord. Humble and lowly, detached from the world, dedicated towards serving others. Relying heavily upon God in making their decisions, they know that the grace