Greetings on this the Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 2 Cor 3:4-11; PS 99:5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Mt 5:17-19
Note: Story version of the reflection today. Let me know which is better for you.
Here is a version that is story based.
When I was little boy I loved to do the various puzzles and games that were published in the Sunday paper. I would be sure to be the first to get to the “comics” so I could finish all the puzzles.
One puzzle, the maze, is where you navigate from one end to the other until you find the only path between the two points (see image). I loved that puzzle and did it quickly.
My brother watched me one time and said, “You are doing it wrong.”
You see I would start at the End Point and make my way backwards to the Starting Point.
My brother explained that this is way too easy as there are very few ‘dead ends’ going backwards and the puzzle was written for the fun of going from the start to the end not the other way around.
That took the wind out of my sails!
However, to understand what Jesus is saying today we must take both journeys.
- We must start with the New Testament and work backwards.
- We must start with the Old Testament and work forwards.
The Start and End are always the same either way.
And we’ll be sure not to drop any letters or accents.
Find your harmony.
Peace be with you,