Today’s reading from the USCCB is Isaiah 55:10-11
Thus says the LORD:
Just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
And do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,
So shall my word be
that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.
God’s grace is not a zero-sum game. It pours out on the world in abundance with enough for all. However, it doesn’t stop there, not only does it overfill our cups, but it sparks a response. That response adds to the abundance and enough becomes more than enough with more besides. God gives us the life-spark and what is alive must grow. The goodness of Jesus Christ is never emptied out, the more it is poured out, the more even more of it returns. Good can never be emptied from our world for it is flowing out upon us and it has life.