Can you imagine sitting in a small closet-like space for eleven to sixteen hours per day in all types of weather listening to people’s struggles?
Yesterday, Father Leo and I were talking about the Word of God. And I'll ask you what I asked him, have you ever listened to a reading at Mass and wondered: "who was talking and who were they talking to?"
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Can you think of a person that’s changed your life for the better? In today’s gospel, it was Mary Magdalene’s encounter with Jesus after the Resurrection that made all the difference in her life.
I think one of the hardest words to hear as a child is the word, ‘no.’ I don’t think it gets much easier as an adult.
In today’s reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew, the mercy of God is on full display. The question is, what does that mean for us? Does God want to remind us that He’s here for us like he was for Hezekiah and his disciples? Of course, it’s reassuring to know that when we need more time that God hears us. It’s also good to know that God understands that our bodies require food.