Homily for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Readings for Today

Isn’t it amazing that God is so close to us?  Have you ever thought about that?  The all-powerful, all-knowing God is accessible to us simply by asking.  “For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the LORD, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him?”  Isn’t it amazing, that simply by asking, we can have a relationship that changes us forever, and for the good?

And yet, if you are like me, it can be so easy to get caught up in the activities of life, with those things that are a distraction or even a waste of time, that it can be hard to even ask God for this relationship.  It can be quite the challenge to give the growth of this relationship the time it nees so that all we do flows out of this powerful relationship.

Jesus longs to offer us so much.  To be sure, there is eternal life.  But there is also the grace that enables us to see the needs of others, the grace that enables us to take on risks that help us to see more clearly those gift given to us for God’s glory, and that grace that reminds us that even when we reject God through sin, there is the love and mercy of God constantly poured out to heal us.