Should the Clay Question the Potter? (Fri. July 1)

The word of the day is “children.” Do we complain that God is not fair in His dealings with us? Perhaps we do not give voice to our grumbling. Nevertheless, the unspoken attitude might linger in our hearts. Today’s reading of Romans 9:6-19 takes us back to the question of why most Jews rejected the Gospel that Paul preached. If the Jews are God’s Chosen People, why didn’t the Almighty ensure that they would realize that Jesus was the Messiah? Paul writes, “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainty not. For He says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whomever I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” (OSB Romans 8:14-15). Today we…