Wednesday in the Twenty Sixth Week of Ordinary Time
If I appealed to him and he answered my call, I could not believe that he would hearken to my words.(Job 9:16)
Lord God, sometimes it does seem unbelievable that You hear us, with all the needs of all Your people. Who are we to presume upon Your ear?
Yet, it is You who is more often beseeching us to incline our ear toward Your Word, Jesus, than us beckoning Your attention. Like Job admits, we pass by and are not aware; You are near and we do not hear You. I should not have to ask, "What are You doing?" Instead, let me consider what I am doing before You. With the Psalmist may I stretch out my hands to remind myself how near You already are to us.
Saint Wenceslaus, Saint Lawrence Ruiz and companions, pray for us.