You see somebody who’s hungry and you want to help. But first, you check. You make certain you’ve got enough to buy your lunch, before you buy them lunch. It’s just common sense.
In Sunday’s first reading (1 Kings), the widow has just enough to feed herself and her son. But Elijah, God’s prophet, tells her to fix him something first. Which looks like anything but common sense.
But actually turns out better than she could have imagined.
And all because she trusted God to put things in their right order. Because she understood that everything comes from God, and it’s all a gift.
And that’s common sense that changes everything.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday