Saint for the day: Bridget (1303?-1373)
Jeremiah 7:1-11 – Psalm 84 – Matthew 13:24-30
It’s difficult to find a link between these readings for Saturday in the 16th week of the Church’s year but we know that all scripture can be used to build up & enhance our understanding of the presence of God in our lives. Nothing is know for sure about the parents of Mary save the fact that she must have had a mother and father in order to have existed. Down through history various peoples have speculated on the origins of all sorts of the “characters” from the Bible. Even Jeremiah is probably a construct or compilation of a general, prophetic genre.
So we find ourselves always trying to lock God into the narrow confines of our limited understanding of heavenly matters and we always come up short! Even when e try to put flesh on a mystery it will never satisfy our yearning to hold on to the presence of God.
Bottom line: it’s more important for us to let God hold on to us rather than for us to try holding on to God. Jeremiah says, “You duped me, Oh, God and I let myself be duped.” None of us can ever grab on to the vastness of God. All we can do is let God’s omnipotence hold us in the hollow of His hand. We don’t have to worry about the weeds. God will take care of them. …. whatever. Just be here now! Amen!