5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In Good Times and Bad, God is with us. Don’t forget to serve Him.
Job 7: 1-4, 6-7
1 Corinthians 9 16-19, 22-23
Wow!! Talk about being depressed…. In the first reading out of the Book of Job, Job is going on and on about how stinking bad his life is. “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery??” or this quote: “Remember, my life is like the wind, I shall not see happiness again.” Man is he down. Reminds me of the news article going around that reading Face book makes you super depressed, because all people post are the happy things they have been doing. Now, I haven’t read the entire book of Job, but from what I hear, God comes through in the end. I hope so!! We just have to remember to put our trust in God. He is there with us through the happy Face book days, and the sad “life sucks” days.
In the 2nd reading, St. Paul tells us that he was put here on earth to share the Gospel. Now, in order to do this, he is going to “gauge” his audience as they say. If I have a weak audience, I too shall become weak, in order to serve God. That is St. Paul’s job. This is what he’s been called to do, so Just .Do. It. He Serves God.
In the Gospel we see Jesus healing Peter’s mother in law. The first thing that she does when healed is to turn around and serve Jesus some food. So the question we ask is “ when God heals you on those bad days, what do you immediately do?. Do you serve him or serve yourself??
So serve God on Sunday. But don’t forget to serve him on a terrible Monday drive home from work, that really busy Thursday at the office, and also the fun Tuesday night ski outing with your kids. Serve him in Good Times and Bad.
Have a blessed week,