“God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.”
Good works isn’t confined to charitable deeds or ministry activities. Sometimes it is ourselves that need to be the recipient of the good works of God. When our life needs a course correction and we make that correction, that is a good work. If we are ill and choose to slow down and take care of ourselves, that is a good work. When our spiritual life is lacking and we step up our prayer life or go to daily mass, that is a good work. When take our medication for some ailment or disease, that is a good work. When we are a mental or emotional wreck or our family is torn by unattended-to dysfunction and we go to and stay in therapy to solve those problems, that is a good work.
Each of us needs to sow and nurture God’s good seeds in ourselves and our families before we go gallivanting around evangelizing the world. It often it is done in the private spaces of our lives where only God sees, and our “Father who sees in secret will repay.”
Scripture from today’s readings: 2Cor 9:8 and Matthew 6: 6b
Picture is my own of Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, MN