The Reading for Today: Hosea 13—14
As two pictures that face each other, so are the final two chapters of Hosea. Infidelity to God is on one side, God’s mercy is on the other. The Lord’s loving kindness wins out over God’s anger. Though in justice God could banish God’s unfaithful people, God chooses faithful love, which eventually draws the people back to the Lord.
Persistent faith needed for healing is similar to faithful, long lasting love. Failing to place faith in the Lord to answer all our needs is to be unfaithful to God in a spousal sense.
Take the last verse of Hosea as the theme for the whole. May you know the ways of the Lord and walk in them down the aisle in union with your Spouse.
The Reading for Today
This is the thirteenth and last week in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets, currently reading Hosea.