November 30, 2017
Brothers and sisters,
In today’s responsorial psalm, we pray:
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. (John 6:63)
How are the words of Jesus Spirit and life?
They are so because they bear the “content” of both—they bear the spiritual content that is life; is God; is life-giving, because God is life-giver, he who breathes the dynamism of being-alive into the nostrils of Adam, and he who then breathes it into our hearts and minds today: one God, the same God, who always has been, is now, and ever shall be.
It is a real life; it is not a false life, or a neutral life,
r a mental life,
but it is a real, creative
life—one that prompts us to listen to something spoken by Jesus, and to like the apostles, drop our nets and follow in utter, mad dependency.
Prayers for all of you from Poland
"Ready To Be Myself" - David Dunn
Today, today is the day
I'm waking up to say
I'm tired of the way
The way that I change
I rearrange Myself to be
Someone that everybody loves
So I become someone I'm not
(elic of St. Edith Stein, Wroclaw, Poland)
Quotes from St. Edith Stein:
“And when night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the reasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed: just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God's hands and leave it with Him.”
“Do not accept anything as love which lacks truth.”