Daily Reflection for Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,
We encourage you to reflect on Tuesday’s readings at this link:
If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Amos 3:1-8, 4:11-12
Responsorial: Psalm 5:4-8
Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27
Our reflection on Tuesday’s readings:
I brought upon you upheaval as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorra.
The fire rained down on Sodom and Gomorra was, to put it mildly, a major upset in the lives of many people. Dwellers in the cities, especially Lot and his family. They had very little time to leave.
This reminds me how little time we have to live and to do what God wants us to do. We do not know when we will be called home to our Father’s house – no tornado or hurricane broadcasts or sirens.
With my wife’s dementia increasing I had a feeling that she would not be here too much longer, but I had no idea how little. Her health was declining daily. I was visiting her every day in memory care and spending time with her. The day I took her to a doctor appointment she collapsed as she was going back into her room. The ambulance crew asked if she had a DNR – a do-not-resuscitate order. Both the head nurse and I said yes. The ambulance crew said they had to see a paper copy of it so I went to the car to get a copy.
By the time I returned to her floor the nurse said that she had passed. No time to say a final “I love you” and hold her hand. That hurt. But I knew where she had been called to go. Looking at her body I was able to say that she had flown away to a home on God’s celestial shore.
As we have been told many times in the Gospels, we do not know the day nor the hour when we will be called. We must always be ready.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.