As I read the meditation for today from Jesus at My Side, I found myself reflecting on all the stories being shared of our new Pope Francis.
“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure,
packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured
into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in
return be measured out to you." Luke 6:38
I watched on TV as a guy showed the world that mint menthos candies dropped down into a two-liter bottle of diet coke caused the coke to foam and to shoot out of the bottle high into the air. He explained that other sodas and other flavored menthos had been tried but did not have the same explosive effect.
Jesus wants us to do more than just give to one another. He wants us to put together just the right ingredients so that His gifts have an overflowing effect. He wants us to fill our hearts with His love and His teachings so that every day gifts are overflowing through us to others. It doesn’t take much for an explosive effect. One good measure.
Pope Francis is willing to "shake things up". Pope Francis is willing to give until it seems to be overflowing. He sure seems to have all the right ingredients to cause an effective explosion. One good man. One good measure. Poured out.