Thursday Tenth Week of Ordinary Time
II Corinthians 3:15-4:1, 3-6
My sense of what is going on in our readings is what happens to us each day. We suppress the brokenness of our lives. We tuck it away, we push it down but our soul cries out to be healed from all of it. We are most happy and at peace when our desire and the desire of God become one. When we allow the brokeness of our lives to come and become the desire of God, great things can happen. I think this is what is going on in our readings today.
In our first reading St. Paul’s soul is crying out as he knows that there is a thin veil that covers his eyes from seeing the truth of where God wants him to be. He speaks words of truth when he proclaims, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” The Spirit job is to set us free, and we need to be attentive to the Spirit and remove the thin veil.
In our Gospel, Jesus is stating the obvious to what our soul is calling us to do, and that is to be healed and to seek the grace of God. We do this when we seek forgiveness or when we need to ask for forgiveness. Our holiness needs to surpass that of the scribes and the Pharisees, and they were seen as the holiest people of this time.
To discover these times in our lives when our soul cries out and meets the desire of God, pause and reflect on our lives and think of the times when we were most happy, and be grateful to God and live in gratitude. In this Eucharist may we seek what our soul’s desire and make it the desire of God!