How rich are the depths of God – how deep his wisdom and knowledge – and how impossible to penetrate his motives or understand his methods! Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? Who could ever be his counsellor? Who could ever give him anything or lend him anything? All that exists comes from him; all is by him and for him. To him be glory for ever! Amen.
Second reading for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Sometimes our religion can seem so mechanical, and we can consider the Sacraments, say, as instrument for us to use as means to our ends.
Yet, hopefully, again and again, an awareness of the enormity of the Divine overwhelms us. Through its power and force we are swept from our preoccupation and certainties about ourselves and this world. It can free us for a new and grateful contemplation of the God who is glory and love.
St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. (c) 2016, Allen Morris