02 Sep Miracles (Lk 4:24) by Dr. Rich Reich
“And he said, ‘Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.'” ~ Lk 4:24 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s culture, it is difficult to recognize a miracle. We are always searching for the incredible, for something outside of ourselves. In today’s Gospel, the Galileans were blind to see that one of their own could be capable of producing miracles. We ourselves doubt the true power of God to work miracles through us. We can become blind to miracles, because we become ungrateful. We may consider our fortune in life as a bit of luck or something of our own doing. We do not consider that God’s hands are involved. We let what was once a miracle become common to us. The other day I was surprised to hear that the DJ’s on my Christian radio station were making fun of how crazy the media was getting over the birth of Prince George to Kate Middleton and Prince William. One DJ stated that any woman can produce a baby and that it is no big deal. It is no big deal. It is a huge deal! We need to remember that every life is a miracle from God. We get so accustomed to God’s goodness that it becomes a routine, and then we become blind to the miracles around us.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: Do not become blind to miracles. Be grateful for everything in your life.
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Feast Day: St. Ingrid of Sweden
Faith Quote: “Where hope grows, miracles blossom.” ~ Elna Rae
Through Christ our Lord,