Jesus will unfold
Gospel Reflection Friday 04/22/2022
He revealed himself in this way.
A friend of mine asked me once, “Therese, how do you deal with urgency in prayer and the peace to wait?” How often have I felt urgency and acted without waiting! I forget prudential judgement and no longer involve God. I take the prompting into my own hands instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to settle on me. In Act 3 of Karol Wojtyla’s Jeweler’s Shop we hear these words: “When the wave of emotion subsides, what remains will be important.” The importance remains in God’s revelation.
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 1147 we hear a clue to God’s revelation: “God speaks to man through visible creation. The material cosmos is so presented to man’s intelligence that he can read there traces of its Creator.” We do not have to go far to be a part of the ultimate reality of God. In addition, Romans 1: 20 states: “Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.”
Jesus will unfold in us. He will lead us to recognition of him even in our everyday realities. He comes to us when we are at work trying to get through the most boring part of our day, he comes to us in the mundane, he comes to us when we are cleaning a toilet! He is present. We have only to let Jesus, “remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. “ Ez 36:26.
Jesus, help me to meet you in all my activities today, to see you in all I do. I love you, Lord, and desire to give you all the glory. I invite you in to do with me what you will. Amen