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August 9, 2022

Daily Reflection for Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners!

We encourage you to reflect on Tuesday’s readings at this linkClick here.

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Ezekiel 2:8-3-4
Responsorial: Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gospel: Matthew 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14

Our reflection for Tuesday’s readings:
Open your mouth and eat what I shall give you.     Ezekiel 2:8

I had to chuckle after reflecting on the first reading today because it reminded me of something that happened to me a couple of years ago. My son, Noah, offered to cook dinner one night. He planned the meal. He shopped for the meal. And he prepared the meal. I came home and I needed to eat because I had somewhere else to be. I ate by myself although he was in the kitchen.  From what I remember it was some sort of chicken and rice dish. At least that is what I was told. When he handed me the bowl, I asked what it was and he said chicken. So, I proceeded to eat. When I got done, he asked how it was and if I liked it. I said that it was good and that I liked it. He then revealed to me that it wasn’t chicken but that it was tofu. Ugh! He fooled me!

Had he told me beforehand that it was tofu, I probably would have chosen not to eat it. In hindsight, it wasn’t that bad. It really didn’t have any flavor to be honest. But it satisfied my hunger. It fed my belly and filled my stomach.

God’s word, much like tofu, at times might be hard to consume and digest, and we may so often refuse it. We have to trust and accept that not only will it offer us nourishment for our lives but that it will also give us the strength to live our lives in the face of adversity. How sweet is the taste of God's promise!

Today, let’s pray that we are nourished by God’s word and that our lives are sustained with God’s promise.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,
Tim Bush


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