Daily Reflection, July 18, 2022

Readings:

Micah 6:1-4, 6-8
Matthew 12:38-42

It’s not an uncommon prayer. “God, grant this one prayer, and I will always believe / love / serve / work for you”. 

Funny, just this one prayer becomes another, and then another, and so on. By this way, we never seem to make that final call.

A friend of mine describes life as like driving at night with the headlights on. You could only see a little ways in front of you, but you could make the whole journey that way.

Or, for those who can remember the old measurements, “Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, its hard”

Instead of looking for a sign, we are asked to BE the sign.

And the greatest sign that God is alive, is when we let God live in our hearts

The greatest sign that Jesus is alive, is when we place our trust in him, through all of life’s unanswered questions

The greatest sign that the Spirit is alive, is when we live a life full of the Spirit’s gifts: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Gal 5: 22 – 23)

By that way, we can make the whole journey.

Fr Peter Gardiner is a Passionist priest, from Sydney, but a citizen of the world.