Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
August 13, 2019
Today, in Mercy, our readings are peopled with individuals of all ages.
Deuteronomy gives us Moses at 120 years, when time forces him to admit:
“I am now one hundred and twenty years old
and am no longer able to move about freely;
besides, the LORD has told me that I shall not cross this Jordan.
We also have Joshua, vigorous and on the doorstep of his career:
Then Moses summoned Joshua and in the presence of all Israel
said to him, “Be brave and steadfast,
for you must bring this people into the land
which the LORD swore to their fathers he would give them.
The Gospel brings us Jesus near the untimely end of his young life, and the disciples growing into their apostolic maturity.
And then we have the picture of the humble little child who is “the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven”.
Every one of them, young or old, is seeking God in the circumstances of their lives.
What about you, dear friends, how is the mystery of God unfolding in your life today? As summer gently and slowly leans toward autumn, let the passing days teach us that each season brings its own graces.
Music: in Every Age – Janet Sullivan Whitaker