If Adam and Eve had their differences in the Garden of Eden … it stands to reason there might be tensions or grudges in our own family too.
After Joseph’s brothers left him for dead, God used hunger to reunite the brothers in the reading today. It didn’t happen immediately and we’re sure it didn’t happen without a lot of soul searching and conversation.
This story gives us hope. Although painful, it’s a story that leads to conversion, healing and reconciliation. The Church’s sacraments of the Eucharist and Confession allow us to heal … and be strengthened for the journey.
I think most of us have family relations that could use some healing. Can you think of a situation in your own family? What do you “hunger” for in this situation?
It’s been a blessing sharing this time with you today.
For additional reading: Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7A, 17-24A.