For the three Bible readings today we begin with the prophet Micah from 700 B.C.. Back then people were worshipping God by immolating bullocks and lambs on their altars. Then, the responsorial psalm from the same era speaks of burnt offerings of goats from the fold. The Gospel takes us back to a long ago time when Nineveh and Sheba were world powers.
What does all that ancient past have to do with us? Those stories tell us that while with us here below things are always changing, with God and with what he asks of us there are no changes.
From 700 B.C. Micah says, what God requires of us is “Do right and love justice, and walk humbly with your God.”
The Psalm says, “To him who goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”
For us, gathered here before the tabernacle the Gospel says, “There is something greater than Solomon here.”