11th Week in Ordinary Time

Storing up some earthly wealth seems prudent, and forgiving is hard enough without trying to love our enemies besides. We fret and fume at the expense of making the most of the moment at hand. If we need to adjust our priorities to put the will of God first, St. Paul advised that “now is a very acceptable time.” Jesus had recommended looking at a field arrayed with the beauty of wild flowers. God’s splendor surpasses anything humans can fashion. We don’t have to waste time getting wordy in prayer, because the heavenly Father knows what we need. By putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes and trusting God enough to put some things in His hands, do we find it easier to go the extra mile in step with our generously forgiving Lord?