Friday, November 8, 2013


Romans 15:14-21; PS 98 The lord has revealed to the nations his saving power; Luke 16:1-8

The Psalm refrain today is quite catchy that it it is meant to catch our attention.

To often in the mass or when we listen tot he readings we fly right past the psalm an drive it little or no attention or value to our life as we live it today.

Think about the refrain: The Lord has revealed to the nation his saving power.  The psalm goes on to point out that "all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

How does this occur?  How is it that the Lord reveals to the nations his saving power?"

Unfortunately when we think about God's saving power we have a tendency to think only within the box.  We think about marvelous and astounding things God does, usually our mind goes to things that occur that defy the laws of physics.  We think miracles!

Perhaps we think about fire falling, or mountains quaking, earth shaking, darkness flooding, or even the sun standing still.  We think about apparitions or visions.  We think speaking in tongues, helpings, prophecies and the raising of the dead.

But these things are not the primary way God's salvation is made known.

God's primary way of revealing his saving power to the nations, to the end of the earth is through us, you and me living in the daily grind, saying yes to him and little tasks placed before us.

This is why St. Paul begins today with these words, "I myself am convinced about you, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another…"

It is in us.

We got the right stuff, we just have to let out.

We are invited to stop thinking about what we can do but rather what Christ can do  with us.  Only then will things begin to happen, mountains will quake, earth will shake, and the power of God's saving touch will yeah the ends of the earth.

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