Then the LORD said (to Elijah), “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD–but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake–but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire–but the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, “Elijah, why are you here?” 1 Kings 19:11-13
Why are YOU here?
Was it to discover magnificent colors? Was it to find colorful music or awesome videos? Was it just curiosity? Was it accidental? Were you really looking for God, for Hope, for true LOVE somewhere in this menagerie we call the web? Or were you just hiding in a cave, waiting on the Lord to whisper in your ear – a Word – LIFE! Life, it’s in You! And YOU are beautiful in the Eyes of God, no matter what the world may say or think.
You are Loved, beloved!!
Every day the Lord whispers in our ears – Words of HOPE, Words of LOVE, and maybe not even words – just His JOY in our hearts. Let’s follow the Scriptures of our daily Mass and see if we can catch those Words – simple but beautiful Whispers to the Wind . . .
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Quotes for reflection:
All you who are thirsty, come to the water! . . . listen, that you may have life.
(Yet – ) What will separate us from the love of Christ?
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.
They all ate and were satisfied, . . . / . . . about five thousand men, not counting women and children.
Jesus satisfies us with everything we need for Eternal Life! – – – Listen.
“This fiftieth year you shall make sacred
by proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants.
It shall be a jubilee for you, . . .”
Just imagine, if . . .
“I am the resurrection and the life;
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
and anyone who lives and believes in me will never die.
Do you believe this?”
Out of the silent darkness of despair comes the whisper. There is HOPE! Believe!
“..the cloud covered the meeting tent,
and the glory of the LORD filled the Dwelling.”
“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God!”
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea…”
Lord, fill us with Your Glory. For we, Your dwelling places truly are lovely.
And when Your net is thrown out to gather us all together,
may we be found worthy for Your Kingdom, and for YOU!
“the skin of Moses’ face was radiant;” (after visiting with the Lord)
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, …”
“…the LORD, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity, continuing his kindness for a thousand generations,
and forgiving wickedness and crime and sin;”
“He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world,
the good seed the children of the Kingdom.”
“the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father.”
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