Tuesday, December 6, 2011

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

In our Gospel reading for Wednesday, John is challenging us to testify to the Light of the World. Beyond waiting for His coming, we are called to witness the Light of the World by our reflecting His Light. We ask how?  
For some, John's gospel can become a sign which prompts the recognition of Jesus as living Lord. For others, it may be reading the words of a saint, receiving an act of kindness, seeing a person in need,  experiencing an odd coincidence, seeing the beauty of art, music, or nature. Even a tragic event in one's life can become a miracle or sign which leads to the recognition of the Divine Presence.” Campion P. Gavaler, OSB, The Sunday Sermon h.ttp://www.jknirp.com/sunday.htm


1 comment:

  1. Your Kubler-Ross quote prompts sharing of what I continue to learn on this spiritual journey: In "doing" we wait ON Him -- serving Him by ministering to others. And, in prayerful reflection (quiet meditation/contemplative prayer) we wait FOR Him -- Him, the Light within which reveals the beauty of Life in life (even in personal darkness!)
    Hmm ... can we know His Light if we don't surrender our personal "incandescence"? Just food for thought.