This first miracle of Jesus reminds us that in the present order of things, Divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations
Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but an encounter
But remember where the chapter began: Elijah praying: Lord, “I have had enough. Take my life”
The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective.
Hope begins in the personal meeting with a divine presence-made-flesh, and encountered in the messy and imperfect reality of our daily experience.
The experiences that feel like death are very often more like a birth offering different opportunities and invitations.
…not the restoration of a familiar world order, but a new world where human achievements, personal successes and health are signs that point us beyond
“All will be well”, clinging to the beauty of our humanity and allowing words of encouragement to rise up from our hearts.
The games we play with projects and goals, success, ambition and achievement are powerless to deliver the stability and happiness that they promise.
While the visible present fear is a biological virus, the fact is that we humans face fear every day.
“In the present order of things, Divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations…”
The new wisdom of the Magi was that they now knew how to listen for and recognise the voice of Christ
This encounter which begins a life of intimacy with God, is the most fundamental need of every person.
This eve of a new year heralds a new dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new year, new joys, new possibilities
God never lets anything happen unless it serves for the growth and maturation of those He has called.