I am super excited about the amazing readings for mass today! The first reading from I Kings 17 - the story of Elijah and the widow! She had only enough flour and oil to make a small bit of bread for the last meal for her and her son, but since she trusted this stranger, who asked her to give him some of that next to nothingness she had..."The jar of flour shall not go empty, nor the jar of oil run dry, until the day when the Lord sends rain upon the earth." It is an amazing story of Trust and giving from what we have even if we find ourselves in the depths of poverty with hardly anything to our name!
Jesus, we become your light within us brightening our world and bringing into the light all that is dark and evil and sinful and death. Just as the sunlight brings growth and life and food to eat - may our being light to all we encounter on this journey bring them to newnesss of LIFE! We have really next to nothing to give, yet if we give freely and generously from that smallness we can allow you to work in our world and become your hands and feet! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah