God's mystery and mercy unfold as we spend time in contemplation
by Sister Carolyn Zahringer
The Scriptures always invite us to read, to reflect, and to respond.
The opening line for Sunday's Responsorial Psalm states: “You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.” (Ps. 86:5)
The Alleluia verse reads: “Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.” (Mt. 11:25)
Pope Francis’ intention for the month of July invites us to take steps “for a Eucharistic life.” We might ask ourselves: How? Through nurturing the desire to grow in faith, responding to the Holy Spirit’s promptings, spending time in reflective prayer, and studying the scriptures.
The Gospel proclamation ends with these words: “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” (Mt. 13:43)
- What are we listening to in our day-to-day living?
- Are we hearing the invitation of a God of mercy to be kind and merciful to ourselves and to others?