Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time ‘c’
We are so blessed because there are miracles happening in our midst. It is easy to overlook them or miss them, but they are certainly among us. And when we think about miracles, we imagine those supernatural events that don’t occur often or never. We may even ask God for miracles like that. Nothing wrong with that. I believe in those miracles. However. I am thinking more about those daily miracles -- that during Mass the bread and wine change into the real Body and Blood of Christ; or that someone that you don’t even know, prays for you daily; or that so many children are being baptized in our community; also that you and I have easy access to the sacraments; that you have a nice place to live and food on the table. We take these things for granted, but they are the miracles that happen daily in front of us. These miracles should help us recognize the goodness of our Lord, and they should change our hearts and make of us a better, grateful people. Jesus warned people from two cities: “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.” Those towns were blessed by God, but they remained blind and without any appreciation for what they have.” In a similar way, we need daily to thank our God for what we have and for His presence among us.