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Monday in the Sixteenth week of the Church year.
Saint for the day: St. Bridget (1303?-1373)
Micah 6:1 … 8
“You have been told … what the Lord requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:7-8)
These words of Micah are the bottom line requirements for all of us to follow. But many of us are like the S & P’s in the time of Jesus. “This is too simple! We need some spectacular signs that you are the hoped for Messiah.”
And when Jesus alludes to His own death, burial and resurrection as a sign the people walk away. Just take a moment to think: how many people send you e-mails urging you to meditate on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus? But I bet you get plenty that urge you to pass on the “miracle of the bleeding host” or the “miraculous” appearance of Jesus on a tortilla! Most people opt for the spectacular and in the process of running after the most current “miracle” miss the miracle of “mustard-seed faith.” We need to remember the miracle of Elijah in the cave at Horeb: he wants to find God and finds out that God is not a God of spectacle – earthquakes, tempests or fire – but the God of the still, quiet, gentle breeze! Just for today, try to sense God right where you are. If you can’t find Him here. You won’t find him out there! Amen!
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