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September 2, 2020

Daily Reflection for Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,

We encourage you to reflect on Wednesday’s readings at this link:
http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/090220.cfm

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading:  1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Responsorial:  Psalm 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21
Gospel:  Luke 4:38-44

Our reflection on Wednesday’s readings:
Brothers, I could not talk to you as spiritual people, but as fleshly people,* as infants in Christ.”  1 Corinthians 3: 1

Apostle Paul wrote 1 Corinthians to help the Christians in Corinth to solve the many problems that they were having in their Church.

Have you ever encountered problems when tackling a household job and said, “It will be so easy, easy as pie!”  This happened in our home about twenty years ago.  We needed to replace the garbage disposal.  Dorothy read all the information about what to purchase.  My job, with our son’s help, was to install the garbage disposal. 

This one-hour job turned out to be much, much longer.  Dorothy asked us why it was taking so long.  She then said, “You must not know exactly what you are doing and we need technical support.”  It wasn’t until after her insistence that we decided to let her call the 800 number for technical support.  The man giving technical support broke it down to an ABC level that anyone could understand.  Afterwards, we finished the job lickity split!  Gleefully, my wife proved herself right again!   Just think, it took four individuals to succeed in the garbage disposal installation.

Understanding, growing, and finishing jobs in our daily things in life is much like understanding and maturing spiritually. Maturity in our daily chores means understanding the correct order of things. 

We need similar help in growing spiritually.  We need help in understanding the Bible. Maturing spiritually means following God’s plan for growth and understanding God’s order in His time.  Instead of calling an 800 number, we call on God. 

Many times, we need things broken down for us so we can understand. As Paul said, “I fed you milk, not solid food, because you were unable to take it. Indeed, you are still not able, even now” (1 Corinthians 3: 2)  God has provided us with His word in Scripture. Our work is to seek ways to deeply understand the scriptures by listening to homilies, involving ourselves in Bible study, reflecting on the daily scriptures, and praying to God to reveal His message to us each day.

May you grow spiritually in Christ,
Dorothy and Carlos Alexander

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