Do you ever feel that, on the whole, we live in a very unstable world? And as a result, you feel insecure, uncertain, unstable, moving too fast from one thing to another, uprooted rather than deeply rooted/grounded/lacking Someone who loves you deeply, never changes and is able to be with you, holds you, immerses Himself in yourself, in this unusual time? And not only able to be here with you but actually knows you completely wanting to be part of your life? Recently we had the Gospel of the deaf/mute man brought to Jesus for healing. It was Jesus who looked up into the heavens and groaned, shouting “Ephaphata! Open up!” The result? The deaf/mute man heard and spoke! We too can open up to the ever-present God who is with us and waits for us to welcome Him into our chaos!
By Renée Domeier, OSB