How Do You Like Me Now?

8 Jul 2018 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on How Do You Like Me Now?

It would seem that there is a common thread in all three of today’s readings. We, who are trying to do God’s will in our lives, should reflect on this Biblical pattern and accept it for our own.

In the first reading, the prophet Ezekiel is warned that his vocation is to preach to those who have rebelled against God and who are “…obstinate of heart,” which is hardly a welcoming prospect. In the second reading, Paul, who is also called to convert others, is very much aware of his own shortcomings. But that does not stop him, because in faith he recognizes that it is God’s designs that he serves, and God who ultimately accomplishes.

In the Gospel we find Jesus Himself facing that perennial human reaction of “No prophet is acceptable in his own land.”, or as we might put it: “familiarity breeds contempt”.

We, who by our baptism in Christ have thereby been commissioned to preach the Gospel to all the world, must be ever mindful that the task is not a popularity contest! Yet, like St. Paul we continue to try, because God wants us to do so.

God’s ways are not men’s ways. We do it not for applause, but for Love.

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