Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: John 6:30-35
I remember taking the kids to the pool when they were little and a hundred times I would hear them yell, “Watch this Mom!” After watching a dozen times my “noticing” diminished sufficiently! There were times I wanted to say, “I’ll watch when you’ve got something good or new to show me!” Reading this passage from todays Gospel threw me back to those days at the pool.
We become easily bored and complacent. We are constantly expecting the next thing to be a little fancier, bigger, more exciting or shinier. Todays Gospel serves as a stark reminder that we need to adjust our eyes and attitudes when it comes to the ways Jesus is working in our lives. The people demanded signs like Jesus was in a competition against Moses, but before I roll my eyes at them and scoff their behavior, I need to check myself. I need to sharpen my “noticing”. I need to ask myself daily, “What is Jesus doing in my life right now?” If the only things I notice are the giant, fancy things He does, I’m missing the root of it all. This Gospel reminds me that He does a hundred mighty things for me and my children every single day, and I’m not paying attention because I’m stamping my feet waiting for him to dramatically end the woes of the world. I’m waiting to be wowed and He’s waiting for me to notice I’m being wooed by His love every day.
What is the Lord doing in your life right now? Make a list of all the ways big and small He’s wooing you during this season of your life.
God of wonder, give me eyes to see the ways You fill my days with Your compassion, Your mercy, and Your love. Help me see the signs of Your goodness today. Amen.
Copyright 2021 Sheri Wohlfert
About the Author
Sheri is a Catholic wife, mom, speaker and teacher. She uses her great sense of humor and her deep faith to help others discover the joy of being a child of God. Her roots are in Kansas but her home is in Michigan. The mission of her ministry is to encourage others to look at the simple ways we can all find God doing amazing things smack dab in the middle of the laundry, ball games, farm chores and the hundred other things we manage to cram into a day. Sheri also writes at JoyfulWords.org.