2 Cor 9:6-11 Reflection:
Paul gives us all a bit of a dig today: ‘thin sowing means thin reaping; the more you sow, the more you reap.’ What a challenging opening line to a reading. I was sitting at Mass this morning when I heard this line and immediately I thought of how little I sow in the world. It was one of those moments when I knew that I still don’t do enough in the Christian life. I am too concerned about money, work and all the other things that surround us in our daily lives, to be able to give full attention to God.
The mortgage needs to be paid, there is work to be done…..these are just some of the excuses I use. But maybe, I thought to myself as I sat there half awake, maybe I could do a bit more loving and be a bit more caring. Then a part of me thought that it was too much bother. What a wretch!
We are strange beings us humans. We are always torn this way and that and yet God calls us ever to go forward, trying to make a little progress every day. This morning I felt that I had made no progress from the day I first heard of Jesus….but that is an illusion. We are making progress, we need to get away from believing the feelings and trust more in our reason. It is my reason, that there is a God and he is worth following, which keeps me going to Mass every day.
When we keep this up for years there must be progress somewhere.
Wee note: If you get a chance today, go to the Universalis site and read the reading from the Office of Readings by St Cyprian on the Lord’s Prayer. It is brilliant.