Ask me something, and I’ll tell you what I think.

Ask me again later, and you could get a different answer.

Depending on the mood I’m in. Or if I’m hungry. Or angry. Or lonely. Or just tired.

You and I could have a history. A backstory of things you’ve done and things I’ve done. But sometimes, all I remember is what you’ve done for me lately.

I hate when I do that.

Which is why I envy God’s people in Sunday’s first reading. When Joshua tells them it’s time to choose, they don’t drop into “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” mode. Their first thought?

Their history, their backstory with God. 

They know what they’ve been given. And they’re grateful. 

I need to be more like them. 

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More on this tomorrow.

Sunday’s Readings