In today's readings, we hear two stories of men who were sent by the Lord.
In the first reading from Jeremiah 26, Jeremiah says, "It was the LORD who sent me to prophesy against this house..." And in the Gospel reading from Matthew 14, we see the story of the beheading of John the Baptist, a man sent by God.
Have you ever had the feeling that you were sent by God into a particular situation or into someone's life? If you have a family or friends, then I hope so. Because you have been! The Lord has sent you into the lives of others to share his love and grace and glory. Embrace it!
Father, thank you for sending us into the lives of others. May we accomplish your for them and for us. Amen.