January 31, 2016
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face.
1 Corinthians 13:12
My son recently got glasses, and his subsequent experience of unexpected clarity brought back memories.
If you've ever had corrective lenses of any type, you know how it goes. You get the glasses, or perhaps an updated prescription, and the first time you look through them, you're amazed. You knew your eyesight was a little off, but what a surprise to find out how off it actually was.
Quite often, my time on this earth is marked with the same certainty that everything is just fine, that I'm seeing life with absolute clarity, and I must be on the right path because, well, it's the path I'm on. No other reason, really.
But then, in a quiet moment of openness, moved by God's Word, so much more is revealed. In humility, I understand how fuzzy my present vision actually is and, in gratitude, contemplate what glorious clarity awaits.
Lord, I live in hope for eternal life in your loving gaze.
- Amy Welborn
Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19|Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17|1 Corinthians 12:31--13:13|Luke 4:21-30