Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

As the gardener knows, as Jesus teaches in today’s Gospel, the signs of God’s grace are all around us. In experiences of great joy. And sometimes we are in the dumps. From the first buds of spring to the good night hugs of our children, and yet we are often too overwhelmed by the demands and expectations made of us, to realize those signs of God’s love around us.

Today, may we recognize anew the signs of God’s loving providence around us. Realize that our very lives are dependent upon the breath of God blowing through us. Life given to us by a God whose love is limitless, unconditional and eternal.