God’s Provision

To See God – First Reading in Preparation for the Second Sunday of Lent

To See God – First Reading in Preparation for the Second Sunday of Lent

But perhaps the most stunning moment of all comes at the very end when the author tells us, “So Abraham called the name of that place The Lord will provide; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” …Notice the repetition of the same verbs from before; it is not coincidental. To the contrary, it reveals one of the most fundamental truths of our faith: not only that God sees us—our lives, our plights—but also that, when we trust in that seeing (and its inextricable tie with His provision), and then live according to that trust we actually come to see God. Our trust, our obedience are the very means by which we are able to experience God’s faithfulness.

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God is Able! – First Reading for the Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God is Able! – First Reading for the Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“At the center of the Christian faith there is the conviction that in the universe there is a God of power who is able to do exceedingly abundant things in nature and in history…The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able….Let this affirmation be our ringing cry. …When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights let us remember that there is a great benign Power in the universe whose name is God, and he is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Beauty of the Desert – First Reading of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

The Beauty of the Desert – First Reading of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

This Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, otherwise known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. In the context of this feast we read this text in celebration of the fact that the fulfillment of God’s promises to the Israelites did not culminate with their entrance in the Promised Land, but have found their fullness in the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ who was offered up as the true Bread from Heaven, the bread that never perishes and through whom we have the hope of eternal life.

It is looking to this fulfillment that we come to know the depth of our Lord’s steadfast love and the abundance of his redemption, and we are able to trust that He who did not spare his own Son will not also not fail to give us everything else we need. (Rom 8:32).

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