Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”, yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15.
This was the biblical reference this week for thinking about how we plan our lives and how we balance our plans with outcomes that don’t always conform with our planning. In our spiritual context James is very directive. God in Jesus through the Holy Spirit knows our needs and our intentions, so part of our spiritual growth is to learn to trust in the Lord so we can live with a flexibility through which we learn to recognize that God has a plan for each of us.
A brief summary of the Sunday Reflection delivered by Kevin Rogler