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Fitting Our Plan Into God's Larger Plan

posted Aug 30, 2014, 4:09 AM by Risen Christ   [ updated Aug 30, 2014, 4:10 AM ]
31 August 2014 ( 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time )
Fitting Our Plan Into God's Larger Plan
We tend to do what is most convenient, most profitable and gives us the greatest pleasure. That's normal. Sometimes, however, an action may be good, but the motivation behind the action could be wrong. Or sometimes an individual idea may be brilliant but it may not fit into the overall plan. In the gospel passage, Peter's intention to defend Jesus was noble. But he only had a tunnel vision. He could not see the bigger plan of God's salvation. If Peter were allowed to see his plan through, the world would not have experience the greatest act of love - that of Jesus sacrificing his life on the cross for the salvation of humankind. Jesus, therefore, had to short-circuit Peter's thinking to put him on the same wave-length with God's thinking. In our own lives, we will have many plans for ourselves. Some of them may be profitable to ourselves personally, but they may be detrimental to others and may not bring glory to God. We will be most fruitful when we are able to fit our plans into the overall plan God has for us.