Daily Reflection for Wednesday, November 30 2022
Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,
We encourage you to reflect on Wednesday’s readings at this link:
If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Romans 10:9-18
Responsorial: Psalm 19:8-11
Gospel: Matthew 4:18-22
Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle
Our reflection on today’s readings:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!” Romans 10:15
In the poem “Footprints in the Sand,” the author dreams of her life as a walk on the beach with God. Looking back, she noticed that sometimes there were two sets of footprints; other times there was only one. She is disturbed that when she needed God most, He left her. God reassured the writer that “the times when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
My dad shared this poem with me when I was very young, and I think about it when I walk with him on the beaches near his home in Florida. Dad was one of the first to share the good news of Jesus with me. I’ve been blessed with countless other “beautiful feet” that carried Christ to me. Early in my faith journey, quiet Quaker Sunday School teachers gently filled me with faith and helped me form my relationship with God. Later, friends and loved ones from other faith traditions deepened and expanded it.
When I look back at my beach, there is never just one set of footprints. God has carried me, dragged me kicking and screaming, and stopped to wait patiently by my side when I felt too tired to keep going. He also blessed me with fellow travelers who keep me steady and make the walk more joyful.
What “beautiful feet” brought the good news to you? How have you carried Christ to others?
May God’s Peace Be with You,