Daily homily thoughts, 7/19

In our Gospel according to Matthew today, our Lord tells us,“for I am meek and humble of heart”.  This reminds me of one of my favorite popes, Pope John Paul I.  One of the more obscure popes of modern time, he reigned for only 33 days.  His papacy was overshadowed by those of of John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II.  This reading reminds me of His Holiness, because as bishop his motto for his coat of arms was one word. Humility.  Humility is something that is hard for some, yet easy for others.  Only through realizing God’s true love, may we adopt real humility.  When realizing that we are nothing without God, is when He does the most with our lives.  Pope John Paul I never wanted to be pope, he thought it should have been someone else, but through his humility the Holy Spirit called him to the Chair of Saint Peter.  Through our humility, God will also do great things with us.