Thursday, February 26, 2015
The lengths God goes: Daily Mass Homily--Thursday, February 26th, 2015
(Listen to this homily here).
The passage from Matthew 7:7-12 is a beautiful source for mediation, comfort and peace. In it, Jesus uses human love as a foundation to describe God’s love: “Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asked for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asked for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.”
I know that I go to great lengths for loved ones. As a recent example—I drove down and back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, just to see my newly born nephew—in twenty-four hours! This was time spent without question on a national holiday (Thanksgiving). If my family or friends need anything, I’m there.
Think of what you would do for your children, spouse or friends. Remember, you and I would do such thing even though we are sinners!
Now try to imagine the lengths God wants to go for us.