Monday, September 15, 2008

Ordinary Time: Monday, September 15, 2008

Old Testament Lesson

Job voices his complaints to God, and God responds to him.  God basically says this, "There are things that you don't know, things you don't understand.  But I do."  There are mysteries we'll never understand. Things will never figure out. Stuff that is just beyond us. 

That's why we trust.  That's why we have faith.  There are things in life that we don't know; can't know. But, we do know God.  We know that He is good, He loves us, and will take care of us. So, in all the things of life, let us trust in Him. 

New Testament Lesson

One of the things that I believe at the core of my being is that God can bring good out of any situation. We see here what looks like it could be a time where all that had been done would fall part.  Paul and Barnabas have a disagreement.  But, instead of things falling apart, God is able to continue to use both of them, and raise up new leaders!  God can always do amazing things, and He can bring good out any situation.  We just have to trust. 

Gospel Lesson

Jesus told them that He would be leaving them soon; they would not always have Him with them. Today, let us take time on a busy Monday and see the things that we need to take time to appreciate.  Sometimes we can get so busy living life that we forget to live life.  Sometimes it's easy to miss all the goodness around.  Let us take time today to appreciate all that God has done, is doing, and will do. 

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