Have you ever wondered what to give someone who seems to have everything they need? The older I get, the more it seems to happen!
In today's first reading, St. Paul makes it clear that since God is the creator of everything, including each one of us, He doesn't need anything from us. The keyword is "need." God certainly does want us to love Him and each other. But it's for our good and those in our lives.
Today's passage is a great testimony to the faith. I love the line: "He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth and fixed the ordered seasons, and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for Him …"
St. Paul uses the magnificence of creation to convince us of the existence and self-sufficiency of God. And, he finishes that line by saying, "so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, for he is not far from any one of us."
Think of St. Paul's words today. Let them sink into your heart and mind. We have a God who has loved us into being, continues to provide for us, and guide us through even the darkest times … and is not far from us!
God wants us to do something in His Name, through service, and love for others, beginning with our families and then branching out. Perhaps what you can do right now is to pray for someone. You’ll might be surprised at how God will touch them and you.
May God bless you and your families as we seek to grow in awe and love of our God, who calls to us today, right here and right now.
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About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!