Wednesday 26 July 2023
Ss Joachim & Anne
Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15. The Lord gave them bread from heaven – Psalm 77(78):18-19, 23-28. Matthew 13:1-9.
Just keep turning up
What’s my soil looking like? When I come to hear the word of God, how receptive am I? There are times when I feel like hard-baked earth. Dry from lack of prayer and distance from God. Sometimes I am overrun by a crop of noxious blackberries – social media and other distractions crowding out my spiritual life. Still other times it feels like the hungry birds of a demanding family life and career are stealing my time and eating up any grains of wisdom that come my way. Even when I turn up late, with cranky children and odd socks on my feet, I need to spend time each week with the Gardener. There’s a lot of work to do, so I need to keep turning up.
Lord, help me to be receptive to your Living Word.