Tuesday Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Are we ready for God to act in a powerful way in our lives today? Or are we so afraid of God’s power we would father go at it alone? As soon as I got up yesterday, I had a theophany of God’s presence in my life. As I went downstairs to begin breakfast, I saw God in the sunlight shining in the window. As I sat at my kitchen table and drank my morning tea, I had a warm feeling of God’s presence and it was wonderful! All through-out the day, I saw and had a very strong feeling of God’s presences. Each time this happened, I was encouraged to look even harder for God’s presence. Are we ready for God to act in our lives?
In our first reading, the people living in Sodom and Gomorrah had been warned to change their behavior or they would be severely punished. This is the land that we heard about last week that Lot had chosen to settle in. God is now ready to carry out his wrath on Sodom, but first he sends an angel to tell Lot to take his wife and two daughters and be on their way. Lot hesitates, so the angle grabs them by the hands and drags them out of the city. The angel says, “Now flee for your life!” But Lot is not ready again and begs not to go to the mountains but only to the next small village. Lot would pay a heavy price for not being ready as his wife turns back she turns to salt.
In our Gospel, the disciples do not know yet who Jesus is and they are not ready to put their total trust in him. When the boat begins to be tossed about they cry out “Lord, save us! We are going to perish!” Jesus gets up, questions them about their little faith and calms the wind and the sea. The calming of the sea has the disciples asking, “What kind of man is this?”
There is no question about it, God is going to act in our lives today. The only question is, “Are we going to be ready when God acts?”
Let what we experience in this Eucharist continue through-out the day.