Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Reflection: Luke 13:22-30
Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time - Luke 13:22-30
The Gospel today begins with someone in the crowd asking Jesus if only select people will be “saved.” In differing situations, we might hear conversation or homilies about “being saved.” Ask yourself: do you worry about “being saved?” If so, what is the source of your anxiety? From what does it stem? Does it come from not being perfect? Or do you worry about some choices you made in the past that were not good for you or for the people you love?
None of us is perfect — as we well know. We are far from it! The good news is Jesus gives us many more chances than we deserve. Jesus is the most loving and forgiving person who ever walked on the face of this earth. He knows that we are human. He knows that at times we will hurt others, berate ourselves, make poor choices, and maybe even turn away from Him for a time. Jesus knows this well and yet he continues to love us. He never stops inviting us to “come home.”
Jesus doesn’t ask us to be perfect. He simply wants us to come to him as we are. Do we trust his love for us? Jesus is waiting! What do we choose to do?