The Miracles We Miss

“We have seen incredible things today.” Lk 5:26  Following close on the heels of the previous post, this short, but pithy, quote intrudes our complacency.  I say, “intrudes” because, if we reflect on its wider context, we would not be so blithe, so complacent, so blase, so entirely unaffected, in viewing the world around us.  Indeed, we, too, should experience what the witnesses to the cure of the paralytic felt: “Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe…”  From the moment of our conception to the second of our death, we are surrounded by God’s miracles.  We are, in fact, partakers, participants, indeed, like the paralytic, recipients of those miracles.  Every breath we breathe is a miracle.  Every snowflake that falls is a miracle.  Every atom that pulses in the things around us is a miracle of God’s goodness and genius.  This is the basis of Paul’s extraordinary statement: In all circumstances give thanks, and he points out this very reason, the bounty of God’s mercy which envelops us: for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thes 5:18.

Amen!  Alleluia!!!

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