Gospel Reading and Thoughts for November 2, 2014

Jesus teaching3Gospel – John 6:37-40

Jesus said to the crowds: “Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.”

 

I like the words of Jesus when He says, “I came…not to do my own will.” I feel like often my day goes in ways that I didn’t intend for it to go. Schedules become skewed. Chores don’t get done. Sometimes, I run out of time or even forget to do something. Not the way that I would plan it!

But why does my day go awry? Because I am trying – sheesh, I even ask for – God’s will to be done. And He answers that prayer. Did you not get to the grocery store because a friend needed some help? Did you not get everything on your evening list accomplished because your child wanted an extra book or two read?

Looking at our day, we too can say that we are not here for our own will but for the One who created us to be done. And if we keep in mind that first, when plans get scattered to the wind, it is God who is plucking those plans out of the air and forming them into His Plan.

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