God is constantly, though secretly, urging us to do the right thing; and he is constantly opening our minds to truths.
Our first reading compares the abundance of these promptings to the great quantity of raindrops God sends down on the earth. Most rain falls where it is not needed, and it runs off into drains that eventually return it to the sea. But, so plentiful is God’s rain that one small part of it always “gives seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats.”
The graces God showers on us are as plentiful as the raindrops. It is sad if you and I do not respond to his graces; but not to worry, God keeps prompting, and someone else will come along to get his good done on earth.
Today’s reading gives us verses 10 and 11 of Isaiah 55. I like to point out that verses 8 & 9, which lead up to this, really belong with it. Verses 8 & 9 read. “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are my ways your ways, says the Lord. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways, and my thoughts above you thoughts.”
In grade school Religion classes I used to put up a dollar prize for the first student to memorize from verse 8 trough 11. Could you be the one to win that dollar bill?