Reflection for Feb. 26, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Keep your eyes on the prize
God knows us, loves us and provides for us like no one here on earth
Could a mother or father forget a child or love one more than another? It’s hard to imagine answering yes but even if a parent could we can trust in God’s perfect love. Isaiah 49:15 says, “I will never forget you.” This passage coupled with other readings for this Sunday reminds us of the importance of keeping our attention on God’s kingdom. God loves us, knows us, and provides for us.
- “Never” is a strong word; yet, God promises never to forget us. Never. How easy (or difficult) is it to accept God’s promise?
- The second reading instructs us to forego judgment. God will “bring to light what is hidden in darkness.” How can I live St. Paul’s words to be trustworthy and unconcerned about giving or receiving judgment?
- God cares for all creation – birds, wildflowers and us. When I worry, who do I believe is in charge? Can I embrace God’s instruction: “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.”