When you do something really well, especially when you get recognized for it, you find out who people really are.
Some will be happy for you. Some may even want you to teach them how you did it.
But to others, you’re a threat. Your excellence makes them look bad.
Instead of trying to do well themselves, or maybe learn something from you, they’ll work to keep you from ever doing it again.
Sunday’s first reading shows how things look to people who see the success of others as a threat. And it’s not pretty.
But it’s also kind of hard to take it seriously. Here’s why…
The mocking about God taking care of His own?
It’s said with hate. It’s meant to hurt. But it falls flat.
Because that’s exactly what God does.
More on this Thursday.