Just a Thought July 11th – 12th
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The opening line from St. Paul caught my attention this week.
“Brothers and sisters, consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed to us.”
Living these days so aware of the lives lost due to the coronavirus, for many of us was a wake-up call reminding us of the value and gift of each day.
I pray it also helps us look a bit closer at our family and friends and how quickly relationships, lives can change. Again, the gift of now!
St. Paul goes on to tell us to wait with eager anticipation, the revelation of God to all He still needs us to do and to be for others. We also hear in the very words of Christ as to why He speaks in parables, “because they look but do not see, hear but do not listen.
In our Gospel, the beautiful words of St. Mathew invite us to be more aware of the needs of others, as we follow God’s call.
If you get a minute, go to your Bible and read again those words from St. Matthew as to why Jesus spoke in parables. Not to confuse us but to help us see and respond to His challenge to use each day to make our world a better place for those we love. To reach out to the hurting, pray for the sick and suffering and be the person Christ created us to be.
Christ never asks of us any more than we can give. He needs us to be part of His mission making Him known in our own little world. Helping family, friends, those we know who are hurting to feel and know Christ, to share and pray for those away from church and sacraments, to be His instrument to lead others to His embrace of love.
I close with words from our Gospel, “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
God bless you and yours, be safe.