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.
There are two celebrations during the Liturgical Year when the Church pauses in particular to focus on the Eucharist: Holy Thursday and the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The readings at both of these liturgies focus on service. This is no accident—there is an absolute connection between what we receive and what we live.