In the midst of crisis, confusion, chaos and disorder, ‘where is God?’ is the constant complaint of the majority; even the faithful. Isaiah’s words in today’s first reading also add onto this confusion and one might even begin to wonder about the true nature of God. Does He really intend to harm us? We who have tasted His goodness at one point or another know that our God is love and His intentions are solely to prosper us, but what keeps us separated from experiencing His favour as Isaiah points out is our pride and ego. Pride throws our reasoning out of proportion and leads us to think highly of ourselves. Pride makes us assume power and control over one another and creates division. Above all pride separates us from God and makes us feel as if God is against us. In the Gospel proclamation Jesus offers us the key that leads to the heart of the Father. We are invited to be clothed in humility, to be childlike and the mysteries of the Kingdom will unravel for us. Then we will surely know that our God never abandons us.
Prayer: Abba Father, with childlike trust we hold onto You for our help comes from You alone. Amen.