St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

On the Feast of St. Dominic founder of the Order of Preachers

A God of Surprises

Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:25

"Jesus was full of surprises. Over and over again in the gospels, we read how the disciples were stunned by his words and actions. He healed the afflicted, associated with the ostracized and preached what seemed impossible. Yet for all their astonishing experiences of him, not one of the disciples was prepared to see Jesus walking across the water. It was something they couldn't fathom, and they reacted with fear and disbelief.

I don't think we are any more prepared for God's surprises than the disciples were. God's activity in the world can be difficult for us to believe in, much less comprehend. Yet, it is all around us. I wonder much more often we would see the amazing work of God if we just expected it. How often each day would we marvel and the sheer improbability of life or love --or our very existence!"

Lord, you work miracles all around me. Open my eyes today to all you do in my life, no matter how unlikely it seems.

Karla Manternach, taken from
Living Faith, Daily Catholic Devotions

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