Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

(Exodus 3:1-6.9-12; Matthew 11:25-27)

“If you want something done,” an old adage says, “ask a busy man.” If you are a busy person with tasks piling up, what are you to do? You only have to ask God for help, and you will not be disappointed. As God promises to assist Moses in the reading today, He is always ready to aid those who bring their needs to Him.

Moses’ challenge is humongous. Rescuing the people of Israel will not only mean confronting the Egyptians with what will be the demise of their comfortable way of life but also convincing the Israelites to make a long exodus through the desert. Only a fool or a firm, firm believer would not say, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and lead the children out of Egypt?”

Whenever we find ourselves faced with a mountain of challenges, we need to stop and ask God for assistance. Perhaps we have triple exams on a day at school or a full week of appointments, commitments, and deadlines. It is not time to despair but to petition the Lord to see us through to the other side.