Friends, there’s a great temptation for us to turn the Lord into a distant spiritual entity or a difficult moral taskmaster. We incorrectly believe that we have to crawl our way to the divine by our own heroism, merit, and effort. But this is not the case. In actuality, God, in his wisdom, hastens to make himself known. He reveals himself to us, even before we’ve begun to see. In fact, our seeking is predicated upon the fact that we’ve already been found. To understand this is to understand the Bible as the story of God’s quest for us.
- Reading 1 — Wis 6:12-16
- Psalm — Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
- Reading 2 — 1 Thes 4:13-18
- Gospel — Mt 25:1-13