Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
When we are young and in love with somebody or something, we are usually zealous, generous, and devoted. Often that fire cools and becomes but an ember, or dies out completely. In the first reading, God tells his people, “I remember the devotion of your youth.” Here the implication is that God’s people have lost their love for him. Consider how that affects His Heart.
At the same time, the fire of God’s love for us is always blazing in his Heart. He desires the covenant with his people to be fulfilled faithfully and mutually. When faced with our infidelity to our Maker and Redeemer, all we can exclaim are the words of the psalmist, “How precious is your mercy, O God!” When specifically have we witnessed God’s faithfulness to us? It is important to have touchstones of this relationship to turn to, remember, and treasure. When you recognize these moments, the Lord’s words ring true: “…blessed are your eyes, because they see.”