Is Anything Too Marvelous?

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“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof…” Those are familiar words to Catholics, as they are said just before we go to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Many Catholics may not realize they are quoting Scripture when they speak those words. They are part of today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 8.

God told Abraham that he would be the father of many nations; that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars. Yet Abraham had no children. In today’s first reading from Genesis 18, Sarah overhears Abraham talking with three men, one of whom tells Abraham that he would be back in a year, at which time Sarah would have a son. Sarah laughed and questioned how that could possibly happen.

The LORD said to Abraham, “Is anything too marvelous for the LORD to do?” It’s a rhetorical question, of course. But have there been times in your life when you actually question the power of God? No matter how crazy something may seem, or how big a miracle it will take, rest assured that it is within God’s power. Because nothing is too marvelous for the Lord to do!

Father, let us never underestimate your power and your might, for nothing is too marvelous for you to do. Amen.

Today’s Readings


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