Daily homily thoughts, 3/7

Pope Francis asked on Sunday: “What if we turned to our Bible as we do our smart phone?”  The first reading today offers us an answer.  Things would change. Big time. God’s word, it is here to accomplish something. It comes down to us like rain, and like rain it causes new life to come about, new fruit to be borne.  “Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”