“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food!”

I will be the first to tell you that I am no bible scholar.  There are some mornings when the meaning of the readings/psalm/Gospel just jump right off the page and I know exactly what Mother Church is trying to teach me.  Today’ was not one of those mornings.  On a morning such as this, I seek the guidance of others who have a much better understanding of the Bible.  Today I watched this video produced by the USCCB on their website and found it offered me the wisdom I needed for today’s message.


After reading our readings for today a couple of times and then watching the video reflection, I find myself quoting from the “biblical” scholars (at least they look like they may have been around when the Bible was written) we know as the Rolling Stones.  Wasn’t it they who sang “You can’t always get what you want.  You can’t always get what you want.  But if you try sometime you find, you get what you need.”

But if you try sometime you find – you get what you need.  That is a pretty deep thought there and pausing to think about that simple statement, it begs the question (or questions):

Am I wandering around the dessert complaining that I’m tired of this wretched food?

Do I belong to what is above or what is below?

Is my soil ready to receive His Seed?

Do something great for our Lord today – stop complaining about this wretched food, learn to belong to what is above and it’s springtime – till your soil in preparation to receive the Seed of God.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

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