Sunday, January 17, 2010

His perfect timing

It really is.  Perfect.  Here we are, the second Sunday in Ordinary time, and several extrordinary things have already happened.  Of course we've all heard about the terrible earthquakes in Haiti.  Yes, quakes with an "s".  Once an aftershock reaches 5.0, it's considered another quake.  So many horrors that we don't have to deal with here even under similar situations.  So many dead.  So many dying.  So many injured, homeless, injured.  I heard a reference on the radio about how every building had been leveled; be it an office building, church, mansion or cardboard shanty.  God is the great equalizer.  It makes me think of the Magnificat: He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly.  Well...He may not have lifted up the lowly, but He certainly brought down the mighty. 

I think He has given us this opportunity to take care of each other.  For each of us to come together as brothers and sisters.  To unite as one human family.  To do what ever He tells us to do.

Today's Liturgy of the Word spoke to me on so many levels today.  Oddly enough I was actually able to pay attention to it ;) 
Isaiah 62:1-5 about God's faithfulness.  He will not leave us alone.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 about the gifts of the Spirit and how each person has a different gift that comes from the same Spirit.  I had been wondering about my gifts lately.  More in another post.
Then of course the Gospel: John 2: 1-11 The Wedding Feast at Cana.  Mary's instructions to the servers: "do whatever He tells you".  How we all need to live that one simple message.  Do what He says to do.  So simple.  Yet, so hard.  We are called to help "the least of these".  Well, right now it's the people in Haiti.

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