These reflections are the leftover fragments from my homily this morning, Tuesday December 10, 2013. Matthew 18:12-14. Tuesday of the Second Week in Advent.
Fragments: Matthew 18:12-14
Tuesday December 10, 2013
God chases us.
I cannot think of anything more consoling than this message.
The Good Shepherd, we hear from Matthew’s gospel, wants us in his arms like a lost, lonely sheep.
God wants the best for us.
Isaiah the prophet says that God feeds his flock like a shepherd and in his arms he gathers the lambs.
I cannot think of anything more consoling than this message from today’s scriptures.
Today the world grieved Nelson Mandela whose life achievements were based on reconciliation and the release of anger, rage and the distinctions among people.
Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death.
Merton, the monk and mystic, realized in his prayer that we are all one.
The distinctions among people from our eyes do not exist in the vision of God.
We are all one in God.
We all have our place in the Kingdom.
I cannot be more consoled.
God chases after us no matter where we roam.