Exodus 19:2-6; Psalm 100:1-2,3,5; Romans 5:6-11; Matthew 9:36-10:8
In an amusing cartoon, two men are sitting on a park bench, engaged in earnest conversation. One says to the other, “Just remember, no man is worthless. He can always be held up as a bad example.”
Everything in life that has meaning and value is rooted in God’s Grace – even those who sometimes set a bad example (which includes all of us).
In the New Testament, St. Paul begins all his letters by reminding the people to whom he was writing of the Grace of God. “Grace be with you,” he says. Jesus came to reveal that Grace to us: to show us what it is, to show us that it is real, to show us that it is available. But he also came to show us that we acquire that Grace for our lives through the totality of our response to God. This becomes clearer as we draw close to Jesus and see Him as the Model of our response to God.…