Sunday, July 8, 2018
The readings today remind us that while some of us are gifted in many ways, others of us are broadly lacking. To those of us who are highly gifted, Jesus says, “What have you that you have not received? And if you have received these gifts from God, how can you glory as though they were of your own doing?”
In the second reading Paul thanks God for the shortcomings that have kept him from becoming proud.
Taking the readings altogether, they ask us to be patient with all of God’s creatures who are not gifted.