What Jesus wants us to understand is that — when it comes to the Seed of the Gospel, or his Work in the world, or the way God is at work among us every day — it is beyond our imagination.
Nobody wants to live an un-blessed life. Everybody yearns to hear someone say the blessing for them, to them, about them: I love you, I delight in you, and I am proud of you — not because of what you have done, but because of who you are.
God calls to us. God’s Holiness — God’s Otherness — calls us in, creating not distance, but closeness, connection, relationship. Image: “Trinity in Dark Tones (Genesis 18)” by Alek Rapoport, 1994.
Even though the Church — wherever it is found — has fallen short of bringing people together, the Church has still inherited the Gift of Diversity.
The Church — the Body of Christ — should live in such a way, that it does not make sense unless the Love of God exists.
The Spirit of God leads us to see the Image of Christ in others. And, if we listen closely, we might hear the choir warming up, and we are invited to join the Song.
When we abide in the Love of Christ, it leads us back home to God’s Presence, but it also takes us to new places that will change who we are.
When the potter sits down at the table and she watches the wheel spin around and around, she applies a light touch to shape the clay in good ways. It takes patience. It takes time. It takes care and concern. It’s how God Loves us, and it’s how we are called to share God’s Love…
When we try to put all the pieces together, we find a thread of Peace running throughout all of Scripture that leads us to the very Heart of God.
Just talking to someone, reaching out to someone, even if it’s a simple “Hello” — an acknowledgement of their existence — can make such a big difference.