The past few months, it seems, disorder has been my constant companion. And frankly, I don’t always handle it well.
Earlier this week, I let a few weeds disrupt an otherwise prayerful moment. In today’s gospel, I see, Jesus encourages me to consider a different sort of response. It’s a great gospel message for a time of pandemic, if you think about it. Not all that consoling in the short term, perhaps…but a timely (and in my case, necessary) reminder that I do not hold the position of General Manager of the Universe.
A few years back, in (seemingly) simpler times, I blogged about this same Gospel passage. So it occurs to me: This might be a good occasion to revisit the message the Holy Spirit sent to me back then.
Here’s a link to that earlier reflection, in case it’s of interest to you: https://bit.ly/3fHbHHG
Let us remember that we are in the presence of the Holy and Merciful One.