Isaiah in today’s reading wrote about God showering mankind with impulses to do the right thing. Referring to such actual graces as God’s word, Isaiah’s verses describe them as being as abundant as the drops of rain than fall upon our planet.
Some drops of rain fall on our fields, giving us the foods that support our lives. But billions more drop to the earth only to be run off the land, accomplishing nothing of worth. Isaiah tells us it is the same with God’s graces: for every grace we act upon there are millions we ignore. Still his shower of graces is so abundant that some will always find willing souls to comply with them.
God says those graces “shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”