(We had our Annual Mission Appeal priest as a guest this past weekend, so I did not have a homily for the podcast. But for this week…)
My first focus this weekend is on Paul’s Letter to the Romans. I want to compare that to something from Isaiah, chapter fifty-five.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”.
I would like to call this the precursor to St. Paul’s declaration of the glory of God that is our second reading today. It is as though St. Paul, after describing the great things God has done in opening heaven for all of humanity, which is in the previous chapters of Romans, it is as though he all of a sudden remembers this verse from Isaiah and breaks into the hymn of praise we heard.
Now, the thoughts of God may unsettle us. Isaiah said “my thoughts are not your thoughts”. God’s thoughts may be difficult to understand; but if we remember how great He is — He is beyond our understanding …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts