God likes to shake stuff up

A neat first reading today. Here’s the part I like most: “For thus says the LORD of hosts: One moment yet, a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will come in, And I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.” God shakes stuff up. He confounds our expectations, our understandings of him–just as he does in the Gospel. He loves to shake up our lives, our world. We don’t always like the shakes, at first, but he shakes us into more faithful discipleship!  I think this is such a big piece of why Pope Francis is so awesome: he shakes stuff up. May we be open to what he says.