Monday, November 6, 2017

Thirty-First Monday of Ordinary Time

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor? Or who has given him anything that he may be repaid? For from him and through him and for him are all things. To God be glory forever. Amen.

We might not always understand why things happen the way they do, but they happen for a reason. God is wise and knows exactly what each of us need to grown in our faith. He allows us the trials and gives us the graces that provide us the best possibility of spiritual success. We might wonder why we have to suffer or overcome obstacles on the way to heaven, but without these things we would not be forged into good and faithful servants. If things came too easy, we would take them for granted and forget how much we need God each and every day. It is from, through, and for Him that all things were made, even us, and we would do well to remember that it is only by giving glory to God through our thoughts, words, and works that we will be glorified in heaven.

Are there things going on in our lives that we don’t understand? How can we place our trust in God even in the midst of own trials and sufferings? How can we renew our faith so we are living holy lives from, through, and for God?

O Lord, glory be to you forever.


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