What is Really in Our Best Interest

21 Jun 2015 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on What is Really in Our Best Interest

_DSC0613If last Sunday pointed to the possibility of big results from small beginnings, today’s 1st and 3rd readings focus on the almighty supreme power and authority of God.

In the first reading, God responds to Job, who has been complaining to him about his misfortunes.  The Lord enters the debate and speaks of His divine wisdom and power which are altogether beyond the capacity of Job:  “…Who shut within doors the sea, when it burst forth from the womb; when I made the clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling bands? When I set limits for it and fastened the bar of its door, and said: Thus far shall you come but no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stilled!”

In today’s Gospel, we find Jesus calms the stormy sea (because his disciples were worried about their safety) and asks them directly “…“Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”

Last week St. Paul reminded us that we make our way through life by faith. If we truly love God who loves us, despite what we mortals, like Job, may think will we not trust that his Providence is always in our best interest?

The big story behind every sin from Adam and Eve to the present is that we want to be gods; we want to decide what is best for us, rather than let God decide. Perhaps the greatest sin of the present is that nowadays we refuse to admit this.

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