Today’s Thoughts: In our readings today, we encounter what happens when our relationship with God begins to make sense. After Job’s long journey and struggle to understand the pieces finally fit together. His understanding of God’s presence in his life becomes real and lifegiving. For this moment in Job’s life God’s face shines upon Job!
In our Gospel the 72 are commissioned to go and “cure the sick . . . . and say to them, ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.’” (Lk 10:9) They have been given the power, through their relationship with Jesus, to recognize and help others recognize the Love that is God and to claim it. They share in Jesus’ intimate relationship with the Father and wonderful things happen.
For the disciples and Job, it is a long journey full of struggles and challenges but once they recognize God’s presence the impossible becomes possible. The darkness becomes light. The curses become blessings.
The same can be true for us. When we recognize the presence of Christ within us, our darkness, our fear, our struggles, our challenges, our curses can be transformed, and we too will live out of a place of light, love and blessing.
Have a blessed Saturday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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