Daily Reflection for Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,
We encourage you to reflect on Tuesday’s readings at this link: Click here.
If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31A
Responsorial: Psalm 100:1-5
Gospel: Luke 7:11-17
Our reflection for Tuesday’s readings:
“Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.” 1 Corinthians 12:31
A few years ago I picked up a small side job installing a ceiling fan for a man who was a doctor. It was early in the day when I was at his house. He hadn’t left for work yet. I was in the living room doing my thing when he came down to leave for work. As he was walking out the door he turned to me and said, “Thanks Tim, for coming over to install the ceiling fan. Because I have no idea how to install a ceiling fan.” In reply I said, “You’re welcome. And thanks for being a doctor. Because I have no idea how to be a doctor.”
The times when I beat myself up or get down on myself for not being able to do something or to do something to “perfection,” I have to remind myself of this story. And I have to remind myself to be thankful for the gifts that God has given me. But more, I have to be grateful for the gifts of others. Because together we can make a difference.
Lately, my prayer life has been lacking. In fact, it has been pretty much absent. Today’s Gospel is just what I needed to jump start my prayer life. Hearing stories about Jesus raising people from the dead or healing people are always stories of hope for me. When I seem to be “dead” or hurting, it reminds me that through Christ all things are possible.
Today, let us pray for each other and be grateful for each other knowing that we are all God’s people, the sheep of his flock.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,