Daily homily thoughts, 7/18

Our psalm today says: “I am sunk in the abysmal swamp where there is no foothold; I have reached the watery depths; the flood overwhelms me.” From time to time we find ourselves in a swanp, sinking and driven down by stress or overwhelmed by troubles. But God reaches out to us and saves us. He reached out and saved Moses in our first reading, for example. He will do so for us. Jesus talks about his mighty works and says he is amazed how many of them he has done that have gone unnoticed or unthanked. It’s true!  His nightly works, they are crazy and beautiful. And of course the greasiest of his works is his gift of salvation, how we reached down to us and brings us up. We would sink down to the netherworld, every one of us, were it not for our savior.