God wishes to save not just a few, Sunday’s readings tell us, but all the people of every nation on the Earth.
This Sunday’s readings are full of conflict and struggle—a reminder that far from being easy, doing the right thing often requires sacrifice.
Our (very poetic) readings this week continue on the theme of God’s faithfulness, and our trust in God, which gives us the freedom to keep our priorities straight and not to get caught up in worry. If we are in right relationship with God, that freedom translates into availability for service to others. Because, as Jesus says, “where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”
What really matters in life? Sunday’s readings urge us to re-focus our lives on building up the only kind of riches that really matter.
God values time with us and wants to hear what we have to say. Because of this, God gives us advice on how to pray—not because God is picky about how we talk to him, but so that we can feel confident and comfortable approaching him.