Readings: Is 35:1-6a, 10. Jas 5:7-10. Mt 11:2-11
Into each of our lives is poured an abundant amount of Grace. We’re given so many blessings, so many gifts, so much annointing. These are given so that we may accomplish certain things for the greater good. So we’re annointed, intelligent, favoured, highly learned, talented, gifted, etc. That doesn’t put us above any other human being, prone to suffering and pain.
It’s tempting to imagine that these wonderful blessings should insure us from suffering and pain. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Difficulties will surely come, grace and annointing notwithstanding. Grace will enable us to look beyond our own pain and instead focus on what God is doing in our lives. Annointing will enable us transform our pain into passion; to focus on what God is doing in other people’s lives.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to look beyond our own difficulties, and see God at work in our lives, and in other people’s lives, no matter our particular situations.