(Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, September 9, 2018
If you want to be all you can be, and have everything you need, all you need to do is acknowledge that God is in you.
God offers himself to you totally, i.e. when he speaks to you, listen. When he gives you his life, take it all, nothing less, nothing more. You must receive from God all he has for you, or else you will not be able to receive him at all.
What does God do for you?
– God brings you good health: “Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing. Streams will burst forth in the desert, and rivers in the steppe. The burning sands will become pools” (Isaiah 35:4-7).
– God “secures justice for the oppressed, gives food to the hungry . . . sets prisoners free . . . gives sight to the blind . . . raises up those who are bowed down . . . protects the stranger, sustains the orphan and the widow” (Psalm 146:7-9).
– God makes it possible for “those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom” (James 2:5).
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)