27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeOctober 6, 2013
WHEN WE CRY OUT
Increase our Faith! This is the plea of the Apostles just as they begin the journey with Jesus to Jerusalem. If they had only known how their faith would be tested in that city. Of course, Jesus told them, but they could have never imagined the crucifixion or the resurrection.
We too pray similar prayers do we not? We say, Lord, I want to know you more; I want to do your will; I want to love like you; etc. . .
And yet, we are surprised and cry out when the cross finds us. We ask what we did to deserve the suffering that comes our way. This is the cry of Habbakuk: I cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not intervene. Why do you let me see ruin; why must I look at misery?
It is the same cry so many of us make in a world that seems so plagued with such evil. You cannot help but wonder if God even cares? If this all-loving, all-powerful God is there, how could such a God possibly allow for people to suffer such devastation?
But wherever we are, is not where we will be, for the vision still presses to fulfillment.
CLICK HERE for the readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10)