Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

Today’s first reading finds Saint Paul proclaiming Christ to the Greeks at the Areopagus.  These people were Gentiles, of course, even pagans.  But, as Paul noted, they had an altar to “an unknown God,” and so he finds them very religious.  And so he connects Christ to that unknown God, making him known to them, and is able to convert a few there.  At the heart of this event is the truth that God known, in some way, by most people, even if they don’t know it.  Some have said there is a God-shaped hole in our lives, and we can only ultimately fill it with his presence in our lives.  This gives us the mandate to witness to Christ, helping to make him known to all those who don’t know how much they need him.  We know that in Christ, we “live and move and have our being.”  We have to make sure everyone else knows that, too.