Monday, November 23, 2020
God, High and Mighty, Creator of All
Comes to Be With Us
And Teaches Us Many Things
For thus says the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with those who are contrite and humble in spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
Words of Grace For Today
The world values people that are high and mighty.
God values the contrite and humble. Jesus comes to redeem the world: as a physician comes to heal not the healthy, but those who are ill, Jesus comes to be with sinners, those the world does not value.
Some describe God’s attitude towards people, and towards us, as a preferential option for the poor.
However we describe God’s attitude to us, it is clear that while we favour power, might, wealth, and fame; God favours the outcasts, the marginalized, and the poor.
God works through the power of love, not the power of might, through the power of self sacrifice, not the power of sacrificing others. Instead of asking us to do what needs to be done, God rescues us from what binds us to sin, and enables us to do God’s work in this world for Christ.
The maker of the universe finds us so valuable, that God comes to be with us.
The rest is the old, old story, of Jesus and his love, already present at the beginning of the universe.
What a life God gives us, which through steps and missteps we find filled with love and renewal.