May 2, 2019
The Deep Landscape
The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard...
I own a home with a decent-sized yard surrounded on three sides by fairly dense vegetation. I realized the other day that I never, ever go back there. Is that odd? That I live here, that I call it mine, but I am a stranger to part of it?
Today is the feast of St. Athanasius, who dug deep into theological matters and mysteries. It is certainly not my gift. It's not an area of life that I'm very familiar with. But I'm grateful for those, like St. Athanasius, who spend time in that landscape of deep questions where I rarely venture, to explore the mysteries of the one who came from above. They help me to hear and understand his voice when he speaks.
Son of God, I listen attentively to your voice.
- Amy Welborn
Acts 5:27-33|Psalm 34:2, 9, 17-20|John 3:31-36