Holy smokes. I don’t know that I have to write much this morning. Today’s readings are full of beautiful lines that don’t need much explanation or insight; they just need to be read.
For who has known the mind of the Lord
or who has been his counselor?
Or who has given him anything
that he may be repaid?
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To God be glory forever. Amen.
See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
you who seek God, may your hearts revive!
For the LORD hears the poor,
and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.
Rather, when you hold a banquet,
invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.
For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
One quick comment – because it just happened to me. As I was reading the Gospel, I immediately thought of the political dinner that Cardinal Dolan hosted in which then President Obama was invited to have dinner with the Cardinal. So I did a quick search on the interwebs and found an article on that which I read. Then I found another article on Cardinal Dolan which I read and another and another. Before I knew it, 30 minutes had passed and now I’m running behind. Yes, I know this paragraph doesn’t have much to do with the point of the readings today, but I was just amazed at the amount of information that was put at my fingertips this morning by doing a simple search on Cardinal Dolan. In order to save time tomorrow, I’ll type in my name instead…
Do something great for our Lord today – take a few minutes and read the readings for today. Shut off the computer (after you read my post of course); shut off the TV; silence the phone and spend some time with your family.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
But you, man of God, pursue righteousness,
devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Compete well for the faith.