In today’s readings, we hear much about doing God’s will. In the first reading from Hebrews 10, it quotes Psalm 40, which is our Responsorial Psalm. “Behold, I come to do your will.”
In the Gospel reading from Mark 3, Jesus is teaching in a crowded house when He is told, “Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you.” Jesus replies, “Who are my mother and my brothers? Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
Sometimes it can be hard to discern God’s will. Many think they are only following the will of God if they’re happy. If they get warm fuzzies, this must be what God wants. BUZZ!! Let me ask you this: do you think Jesus had warm fuzzies on the cross? Of course not. But He knew that was the will of God. You see, doing God’s will isn’t always easy. Perhaps it’s rarely easy. But, even if it is highly uncomfortable or even painful, it is always necessary. Only then can we be considered the brothers and sisters of Jesus.
Father, may we always do your will, no matter how it makes us “feel.” Keep us ever faithful to your will. Amen.
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