Daily Reflection for Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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: Zechariah 8:20-23
Responsorial: Psalm 87:1b-7
Gospel : Luke 9:51-56
Our reflection on Tuesday’s readings:
Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. Zechariah 8:23
Several years ago I decided to read the Psalms. The more that I read, the more convinced I became that the authors and the Jewish people had an incredibly deep and profound belief in God and love of Him. To them He was not some old man sitting in a throne somewhere in the sky casting lightening down on poor mortals on earth. He was real and did awesome things for them - bringing them out of oppression in Egypt, leading them through the desert to the land He promised them in His covenant with them. He spoke with them. You can almost imagine the thinking their contemporaries had. The Jewish people have God with them. We cannot defeat them, so let’s join with them.
In my life I am dealing with Gail’s increasing dementia and behaviors associated with that disease. At times it seems that I am wandering in the desert without the pillar of fire and cloud to lead me. I cannot fix or change her. It frustrates me that I cannot do this. I must realize and believe that God can do for me things that I cannot do by myself. When I ask for His help and to let me follow His plan I can relax and know that He will lead me in the right direction. By trusting Him and His judgment, I can stop trying to control what is happening and focus on easing her transition into Memory Care where she will get the compassionate care that she needs.
I can move from being a nagging parent back into being a loving and supportive husband.
I know that God is with me.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.