Today’s Thoughts: Our readings today talk about faithfulness and trust, especially in the promises of God. In our first reading from the First Book of Kings David reminds his son Solomon to be faithful to God. David is dying, and he is handing over the kingdom to his son. If Solomon remain faithful to the statutes, commands, ordinances, and decrees as they are written in the law of Moses then he will succeed in whatever he does. God will bless him and the kingdom.
David knows a thing or two about faithfulness and trust on God. He knows that it takes faithfulness and trust to make the relationship work. He made a number of unfaithful choices throughout his kingship. At times he struggles in being faithful and trusting in God.
Being faithful and trusting is something we have to learn. For us human beings that is not always easy. We want to be in control and yet as we have learned God's ways are not always our ways, so faith demands trust in God. We need to trust that God is leading us down the right road.
Jesus in the Gospel today is trying to teach the twelve the value to trust. He sends them out to preach, teach and heal but they cannot take anything with them. The have to trust, trust the communities that they go to and trust that Jesus will be with them. The twelve find out that if they trust good things happen. They cast out demons, they heal, they are able to proclaim the Good News.
So as we journey through our day let us take each step today with faithfulness by trusting in God so as we live this day good things will happen.
Have a great Thursday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
Just a few thoughts to help you on your journey through life...let me know from time to time what you think...