The main theme that seems to run through the readings for Mass today, is that it’s not easy to do God’s will. If we genuinely love God and do our best to follow in Jesus’s footsteps …
Today’s first reading from Corinthians starts out with Paul telling his brothers and sisters in Christ that, “Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.”
In the first reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, God said: “stand up and tell them all that I command you. Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them.”
The first reading for Mass today starts out beautifully, “to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy, with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.