Wednesday 30 August 2023
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. You have searched me and you know me, Lord – Psalm 138(139):7-12. Matthew 23:27-32.
If I lie in the grave, you are there
Do you ever feel like the earth should open up and swallow you? Perhaps you have done something embarrassing or mean or cruel. Well, we have all been there. And God is there. With us in the pain, the muck, the defeat and the anguish. We cannot escape God’s love and care no matter what we have done. On the other hand, Jesus calls the scribes and Pharisees “whitewashed tombs” today. They say one thing but do the other. Again, we have all been there. We believe that God can not only be present to us in any tomb or grave, but raise us up to new life again. We can emerge more humble, more grateful and with more harmony between our words and our actions.