Sunday, January 18, 2015
~Psalm 40 8a & 9a
The sunrise evoked two immediate thoughts this morning. First, thank you God for the incredible beauty you bestow and secondly, Good Morning Michael.
Here I am, one year and one month after Michael's passing. I can't believe it. Life is moving on and the sun keeps rising and setting and I am making plans. In fact, I am going to Mexico. There is serendipity to this trip. Mexico was the first destination that Michael and I traveled to as a couple. I am going to the same town but with different people. Though I know that Michael will be with me as he is in every journey that I embark on.
Samuel was called in the middle of the night by the Lord to begin his journey. The Gospel today reminds us that Jesus walked and John saw Him and announced, "Behold, the Lamb of God." And two disciples began their journey. Andrew tells his brother Simon, "We have found the Messiah." Thus Peter begins his journey.
We are all called. Some are knocked off their horses because that is the only thing they understand. Others hear God in the silence of the night or a whisper in their heart. Some in the echo of longing.
The call by God echo down the centuries. We repeat the words spoken by the Angel Gabriel to Mary with each Hail Mary. Ancient words spoken by many mouths daily and hourly. Mary's yes was and is an example to all to answer God's call to each of us.
Here am I Lord; wanting to do your will.
wanting to echo Mary's yes.