Take a Sneak Peek on Saturday by looking at tomorrow's Gospel reading with me! This Sunday we will read Chapter Two, verses 1-12 from St Matthew's account of the Gospel.
You can share what strikes you most, what resonates with you, where God is leading you, what He's asking you of you in your own blog post and link here or in the comments section. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
What struck me most this week?
I feel as if I am one of the wise men. I can live in this world and move closer and closer to Jesus, bringing him my gifts or I can live in the world that embraces Herod. Which do I choose?
Some 2000 thousand years have passed and while I try to pick up my cross and follow our Savior come what may, still many times I do not. King Herod was so threatened by the arrival of Jesus and feared he would take second best, he let his pride got the best of him. Pride.
Yes, I have the Holy Spirit in my inner dwelling but do I also have a little of Herod? Do I carry pride that I choose not to follow the will of God but my own will. My inner Herod?
Lucky for me, and you (if you are at all like me) we have a patient God who patiently waits for me to discover Him. He uses Scriptures, the Saints, His Holy Church, Sacraments, apostlic succession, faithful clery & religious, my husband, children, family, friends, nature's beauty. He's so patient and merciful.
It can be so easy to find Him, I just have to be like the Magi and walk by faith. My gift can be to follow His will. I can ask for His help to open my eyes so I can see all His gifts and give Him praise and thanks. Respond to love, with love.
Share you thoughts?