21st Sunday, cycle A
From the first reading, we learned that Shebna, a king who was found displeasing to God, would be replaced by Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah. He would have the great powers of a just king.
We may not know it, but the world of politics mirrors the justice of God to bring life and order to the world. And if power is corrupted, God has the power to judge and rule and bring order to mankind.
God assigns people to do the job. Unfortunately, sometimes, people who are not attuned to God end up bringing corruption to people. Again, God would exhibit his power.
The call therefore for all us is to heed God's commands, have the courage to stay close to him, and proclaim his love and mercy to all people.
The Church in this regard has the power to bind and loose as Jesus has. Believe in the the Church that he built for all of us. It is up to us to release the potentials of a Church that has the power to bring life to all for the greater glory of God.