Tuesday 25 June

Today is Tuesday, the 25 June, in the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time.

The Sons of Korah perform a setting of Psalm 128, Blessed is the one, the one who fears the Lord.

Today’s reading is from the Book of Genesis.

God is making a huge promise to Abram: “all the land that you see I will give to you.”  There has been strife – competition – between Abram and Lot over land; but now they have parted ways, and Abram is invited to walk through the length and the breadth of the land. “I will give it to you,” says God to him. In the midst of strife between two rich men for resources, God reveals himself a God of plenty. Do you always experience God in this way?

Where do I find myself in competition with others for the things that I need? And more to the point, how am I handling this situation? Am I having it out in squabbles with others, or am I working towards a fair solution? How generous am I feeling towards those competing with me?

Again let the story of how Abram handles the competition for land remind you of the God who is a God of plenty: “I will give the land to you.”

When I am concerned that there isn’t enough to around, do I trust in this God of plenty to give to me what I need? As you approach strife in your own life with fairness and a generous heart, what can you imagine changes? Look around you now, as Abram was invited to look around him, and listen for what God promises you. Abram heard, “I will give the land to you.” What do you hear?