Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday of the Fifth Week
Imagine how delighted you might be to suddenly discover that you are the beneficiary of a secret fortune placed in trust for you by a great-great-grandparent?  How would it change your life?  You might choose to pursue a new career, take up a new hobby, or travel. You might help family or friends with their mortgages or student loans.  Or maybe you would choose to be a full time philanthropist.
How much greater the gift of God’s covenant with Abraham, fulfilled through the new covenant we have with Jesus!  And all we have to do to access this great gift is to “Look to the Lord for strength; seek to serve him constantly.” If you are like most, the daily grind of life may seem like an insurmountable barrier to doing this. Between our studies, our jobs, household chores, and the many other demands on our time, it seems difficult to carve our time to pray, let alone to serve him constantly!

But it’s not!  By taking even just a moment to be in the presence of God, the weight of the world can be lifted…or at least made lighter for awhile. He is waiting for us to simply reach out, seek advice, ask for help; He is ready to lavish the treasure of His grace upon us. What an amazing gift!  What a priceless inheritance!
Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, thank You for the gift of salvation and for being there, night and day, to guide us in keeping His Word!  Grant that we may seek Your company more often and give us the strength to follow Your quiet guidance in our daily lives.

Rick Cote, ‘89, Member of the Worshipping Community

First Reading: Genesis 17:3-9
Psalm 105:4-9
Gospel: John 8:51-59

Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

1 comment:

Anna said...

It's amazing how we can be blind to the treasure that we hold or to not recognize the treasure at all. Thanks for your reflection Rick!