September 24, 2012
This week's readings remind us that following Jesus involves both commitment to the word of God and openness to God's Spirit. God is free to bestow gifts on anyone and that we need to expand our horizon and realize that the Spirit of God blows where it will. Are we open to this truth?
As the first reading and Gospel remind us that no one person or group might enjoy a monopoly on the Spirit. As Moses reminds Joshua: ‘Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!’