“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Sometimes we make snap judgments about others and ourselves. Tucker Redding, SJ, reflects on the knowledge that the one who knows us best is the one that calls us with great love. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 30, 2022.
God knows us better than anyone. Even ourselves.
Hi, I’m Tucker Redding and this is my One-Minute Reflection.
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”
This beautiful message comes from the story of God calling the prophet Jeremiah and it applies to every one of us. God knows us and knows what we’re capable of.
We see in the Gospel what happens when we presume knowledge about someone. Jesus’ own neighbors doubt him because they think they know him. But their knowledge is only surface deep. They think he’s just the son of a carpenter.
Have we ever judged someone because of presumed knowledge, where we doubt their intentions or capabilities? Try seeing them through God’s eyes, as someone who knows them and loves them.
Do you ever doubt yourself? God doesn’t. God knows everything about you, loves you more than you can possibly imagine, and calls you to be a prophet to the nations.