Just a Thought January 25th and 26th
Our Responsorial Psalm this week-end gives us food for thought as we ponder the words from the Prophet Isaiah and the Apostle Paul: “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
Can I suggest we pause a moment and really see God, the God who created us and gave us life Itself, is our light for the journey, as we daily strive to be the person God created us to be.
Our Readings this week-end challenge us to look back in scripture and see the devastation and apparent fall of the kingdom promised to David.
All around us today we see devastation, lives falling apart, nations at odds with one another. People, seem to forget that there is a God, a God who created us in His own image and likeness, that same God calls us to accountability for the way we live our lives. We are to be God’s messengers, as it were, His ambassadors to continue to spread His Good News, in word, action, in the very way we live our lives.
Psalm 27 challenges us to ‘wait for the Lord with courage, ‘be stouthearted’. The dictionary tells us the word stouthearted’, means to be ‘adamant’, ‘aggressive’, ‘purposeful.’
Think of how our lives, yours and mine, could take on new meaning for the Lord, if, we thought before we spoke, if we reached out to heal instead of to judge, if we spent more time in prayer, came to Church early just to sit in the Presence of the Lord and listen to Him speak in the silence of our hearts.
How our lies could change, how our world could change? Our Communion antiphon reminds us of the grace needed to do the above, “Look toward the Lord and be radiant.”
God loves us so very much, feel his peace, spread His message, live the path He has called us to walk, not alone, but hand in hand with Christ Himself.
Have a blessed week; you are daily in my prayers. God bless us all..