Hard at work
From today’s Scripture: “They shall not hunger or thirst, nor shall the scorching wind or the sun strike them.”—Is 49:10
God’s care and concern for his people in exile springs forth from this passage from Isaiah! Despite the abandonment they may feel, God’s love is very real. God promises that “they shall not hunger or thirst.” God “guides them beside springs of water.” God “will cut a road through all my mountains and make my highways level.” Indeed, God is hard at work.
In the Gospel, Jesus reminds us that, like the Father, he is at work in the world and honors the Father through whom he is and by what he does. The same is true for us. Whatever our world, as disciples of Jesus we continue the work of the Father. Whatever we do to contribute to the goodness of this world, we reflect the love of a God who can never forget us.
Let us pray: Loving God, thank you for loving, caring, and providing for me. Please forgive me for those times I felt abandoned by you and failed to trust you. Please touch and fill my heart with gratitude and trust.
Today’s author is Liz Dudas, educator who worked with Glenmary’s Pastoral Services department in Nashville, Tenn.
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