Monday, January 28, 2013

1/29/2013 – Tuesday of 3rd week in ordinary time – Hebrews 10:1-10, Psalm 40

        “Here I am Lord – I come to do your will.”  This is the refrain that we here in the psalm today, and this is the theme in the other readings we hear in mass today.  Our first reading from the letter to the Hebrews talks about how God no longer wants the sacrifices and burnt offerings that the faithful made in Ancient Israel at the time of the Old Testament.  Rather, the Lord has replaced those animal sacrifices with the ultimate sacrifice made by his Son.  Jesus followed his father’s will in making that sacrifice, a sacrifice that brought about the salvation of humanity
         Doing God’s will is not always an easy thing for us, nor is it always something that is easily discerned.  Doing God’s will is something that is demanded by our faith.  We might not have a direct or explicit sign of what God’s will is for us in particular situation, but we can look into our hearts and see the direction in which God is leading us.
         We give thanks to the Lord today for the many ways he works in our lives, for the ways that he leads us and guides us.  We give thanks for the way that God has blessed us, and for the way that his grace has helped us meet the challenges that face us along our journey in life.  We strive to do his will, and we are asked to follow this as best as we can.  

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