Here it is, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Church year is progressing slowly but steadily towards its ultimate Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, where we celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ is the Lord of history. These many weeks that lack the excitement of special seasons, like Advent and Lent, are really a time for adult education and deepening our knowledge. Each Sunday, the three Scriptures come together to form a collage with a very special message. Today, that message is the infinite generosity of God.
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 18th)
The Gospel tells that beautiful story of the owner of an estate who paid even those who had done very little work a very fair and just wage. However, I would prefer to take a look at the first reading, which comes from Isaiah chapter 55, when he gives the underlying reason why there is so much mystery in our lives. It is very simple. God’s ways are not our ways and there is a great gulf between our finite brains and His infinite knowledge. Isaiah has Yahweh saying,
“My thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your ways my ways. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts.”
Let’s don’t try to outsmart God.