Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

Despite plenty of poor widows and lepers among the “chosen people,” God had helped Gentiles when He sent Elijah to a poor widow in Sidon and directed a Syrian leper to see Elisha. People in Nazareth had marveled at Jesus before He came up with those infuriating bits of Old Testament history. Within minutes, they wanted to throw Him off a cliff! At the Lake of Gennesaret (the Sea of Galilee), an ardently enthusiastic crowd pressed toward Jesus on the shore until He got into Peter’s boat to teach. Afterward, when the Lord suggested going fishing, the expert fisherman Peter pointed out that the best time had come and gone. Fish filled the nets. When God seems busy elsewhere when we want His help, do we consider what more we can humbly do or hurl anger at Him instead?