At any point in our temporal history, the Word of God may come to us and lead us to become prophetic witnesses to the presence of God in our midst.
The Word of God may call us to speak out against prejudice, greed, and violence, and point the way to acceptance, generosity, and peace.
The Word of God may show us how to let go of resentment, self-centeredness, and arrogance, and teach us the way of forgiveness, service to those in need, and humble awareness of our dependence on God.
The Word of God may clarify our purpose in life: to love God, ourselves, and our neighbors, to bring comfort to the afflicted, to use our gifts and talents in the service of God’s whole human family.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar… during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert. Luke 3:1, 2
I love the line, “At any point in our temporal history the Word of God may come to us.” You know Mary that is so true. As I thought about that, I realized how many times a day, the “Word of God” does come to me. It is almost throughout my entire day. Then I had to ask myself, “Do I pay attention?” “Do I listen?” If an action is required, “Do I act?” Most of the time I do but… there are also times I do not. I think this is something we all need an awareness of within ourselves. Thanks for post and God Bless, SR
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, SR.
At any moment. Thank you. St. James teaches us that the Word is implanted in us and has the power to save our souls. Let me think on that today. Sending hugs.
And maybe the moment is now.