Audio Readings August 21, 2012 Tuesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 28:1-10; (Psalm) Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35-36;Matthew 19:23-30

“For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

In the classic Disney film, Dumbo, a cartoon crow sings: “I … done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly!” An elephant fly? Why, that’s impossible, just as impossible as … as … a camel fitting through the eye of a needle!

Yes, Jesus meant it. Some things really are so hard as to be impossi­ble for us. For us, mind you, not for God. It’s important to acknowledge that—and to realize that it’s God’s good pleasure to do for us what we cannot possibly do for ourselves.

Maybe you have already experi­enced God stepping into your life. At some point, you sensed his love and presence in a way that changed your life. But God doesn’t leave the rest up to you. He wants to help you overcome your faults and short­comings. He wants to tell you his thoughts and give you the mind of Christ. He wants to flood you with his goodness and help, his wisdom and mercy. For him, all things are possible.

Look at your life and identify situ­ations or circumstances that you find impossible to resolve. Maybe it’s a chronic illness. Maybe it’s a broken relationship that needs healing. Ask God to restore you. Maybe you need freedom from an addiction or deeper faith for yourself or your spouse or child. Your Father loves to give you good gifts! Maybe it seems impossi­ble to find a job, sell your house, or discern God’s will for your life. That’s okay; nothing is beyond the ability of God to accomplish. Ask him to step in and do the impossible!

God really does shower good gifts on his people. But remember, too, that our ways are not always his ways. One aspect of “all things” may be that he gives you the abil­ity to walk through gravely difficult situations. Coping with cancer, for­giving an unfaithful spouse, raising children with disabilities, recovering from an abusive situation—yes, all of these are possible with God! He has started a good work in you, and he will help you through to the end!

“Father, all things are possible for you. Step into my life today and help me. Do the impossible in the challenging situations that I face.” ~WAU




About gemdk

I am a cradle Catholic who made my first Holy Communion over 5o years ago at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston,TX in 1961. Went to Mass every Sunday as a child and teen and then young adult. Fell away for about 12 years in the late 80's, early 90's and then realized what was missing in my life was my Catholic upbringing and faith. Found my home at Sacred Heart in Crosby. Filling up the void I had for those 12 years in more ways than I can imagine, loving every minute of it. But this blog is not about me as much as it is for me and anyone who wants/needs to hear the word of God. I'm merely the instrument God uses to post the readings.
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