Tuesday of the Twenty-first Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

How wonderful it is to be known by God.  Today the Psalmist prays, “O LORD, you have probed me and you know me; you know when I sit and when I stand; you understand my thoughts from afar.”  Being known by God implies also being cared for by God.  Why would God busy himself about our business if he did not care for us?  Being known by God also means we can be ourselves from him.  We need not hide anything, indeed, we cannot hide anything.  This doesn’t mean we need not grow, and change, and repent as necessary.  But it does mean that God meets us where we are and intends to take us with him to glory.  As the Psalmist also says today, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; too lofty for me to attain.” The good news is that we need not attain it ourselves.  This God who knows us and cares for us, is the one that helps us to do everything.