God is in control
Post date: Jun 15, 2018 10:45:02 AM
17 June 2018 ( 11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME )
This weekend’s readings remind us to be detached from worldly values and to embrace spiritual ones. When we are worldly, we tend to trust no one but themselves. We are obsessed with wanting bigger and more. And we want to be in control of things. But all that is vanity since only God is in control of everything. Indeed, He “lays the tall tree low and raises the low tree high,” and “makes the green tree wither and makes the withered bear fruit.” Sometimes we put in effort to do something, but the result is disappointing. Or, as parents or teachers, we do our best to bring up our charges and they don’t turn out to our expectation. And we blame ourselves. God is telling us that we only need to do our best and leave Him to make all things beautiful in His time. We should avoid rating things and ranking people. And thinking in terms of “more” or “less” – but “different”. Only then will we be able to appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and truly enjoy the beauty and diversity of God’s creation.