WHAT ARE WE SCARED OF?
Both the first reading and the Gospel today find Moses and Jesus rejoicing in spiritual leadership in unexpected people. Of course, their followers do not share the same happiness. Why are they so frustrated?
Perhaps it is because they feel the need to protect what they have worked so hard to create? After all, they have invested everything in this message. Trusting others – especially those they do not know – would be a tall order indeed. (parents may feel this especially where their kids are concerned)
Remember what we talked about last week? If we are to live with the faith of our children, then perhaps it means we need to let go of our controls. . .
There is a careful and soul-searching discernment required to understand what in our families, careers and projects needs to be protected; and what no longer requires our constant, continuous vigilance. . . . and then there is a special grace needed to let go of those things that pertain to the latter.
CLICK HERE for the readings for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48)