Sirach 27:4-7; Psalm 92:2-3,13-16; I Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45
A ninety-year-old man was asked why he remained a man of hope, even in the most challenging days. He replied,
Because I get up in the morning believing in the newness of God. I get up feeling that God’s awesome work of creation is continuing. I get up feeling that God didn’t just create the world in the long, long ago and then forgot about it. To me, that means that because I cannot fathom the mind of God, I must expect the unexpected as the usual, everyday way God’s Providence is at work.
Luke’s Gospel tells us that as Jesus prepared to deliver the Sermon on the Mount, a great crowd from many different places had gathered around…
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