During my morning walk, I’m listening to Graham Greene’s, Power and the Glory. It’s about a Mexican town that nearly dead, Spiritual speaking.
The town in Green’s book reminded me of the almost dead faith of Israel where it was said, “The Lamp was not yet extinguished.”
The priest in Graham’s book thought he wasn’t worthy of heaven or hell. He was as John the Revelator wrote of the Laodician church, “neither hot or cold”.
The solution is found in today’s Gospel.
Simon’s mother awoke with a fever and perhaps the words,
“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me. To do your will, O my God, is my delight,and your law is within my heart!”
The healing of Peter’s mother freed Peter to be the Rock of the Church.
My (your) openness to God’s will might be the freedom an emerging Samuel or Peter needs.
Say Yes to God’s will. It’s as easy (or difficult) as saying, “Thine be the Power and the Glory.”