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Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
What better illumination is there than that which comes from our God when we find ourselves in the dark are in need of light?
The Gospel Acclamation for the Liturgy this day is:
The people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land
overshadowed by death
light has arisen.
The world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist….It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door.
– Thomas Merton
Contemplation in a World of Action
Yesterday we read about the call of the Prophet Isaiah. In Sunday’s first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we see that, no matter how unlikely we might think we are as God’s choice for some special work, God just doesn’t see it that way. All throughout Scripture, and all through our lives we discover that God overlooks education, status, gender, training, and economics and calls us to as poet, prophet, and preacher . . . to be holy, to help, and to heal.
Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”