A baby’s gums are rubbed by parents to soothe the pain of teeth trying to break through. Once the tooth breaks through it can be sharp and painful when the baby bites. God’s word can have a bite to it when it challenges us to give more of ourselves to follow God’s ways. When was the last time the Gospel bit you with real challenge?
Fr Peter Dillon, from Australia presides at our liturgy. He reminds us that we can long for the gifts from God to give meaning to our lives and we need to realize we already have gifts to use.