Thursday, November 14, 2013

Feria ... God is magnificient

Dear Fathers, Brothers, Sisters in Christ

Wisdom 7:22b–8:1
 Psalm 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175
 Luke 17:20-25

The description of God's Spirit in today's First Reading from the Book of Wisdom is breathtaking! It helps us, even if it's for the briefest of moments, to catch a glimpse of the magnificence of God.

 Hampered by the effects of sin, our ability to fathom the divine is limited, yet with God's grace we have been given tools to find and trace His power and the indescribable love He has for us.

 The natural world, as we know, is one of these tools. But, at times, it too, can fail to convey to us the God we seek. We may wonder if we are being inattentive. But more likely, it is just that it's a season of our lives when our senses have lost their flavor and need some help.

 Go then to the Source, the Word found in Sacred Scripture and find the ingredients that might be missing from the recipe for life and holiness that you are following. Get a fresh perspective, a cleansed and sensitive palate to taste and know the sweetness of The

"Wisdom . . .
 she is the refulgence of eternal light,
 the spotless mirror of the power of God,
 the image of His goodness." (Wisdom 7:26)

Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne