thoughts and observations on the daily readings
Friday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time
Readings may be found here
I really love this passage from First Kings. The Lord was not in the great wind or the earthquake or the fire, but in the “tiny whispering sound.” In this passage Elijah has gone to the mountain of encounter with the Lord and he has been told to expect that the Lord will “pass by.” Elijah shows great insight in realizing that God does not need storm
and fury to manifest the divine presence. The voice and presence of the Lord is a whisper of a breeze that requires stillness and a listening heart.
We live in an age of pundits, slogans, and a cacophony of raised voices. Everyone seems to have the answer but few appear to know how to listen.
If we wish to gain insight and understanding in the midst of challenges then we must learn to be still and open. If we wish to perceive Gods presence and action then we must discern that presence as Elijah did - listening for the whisper of a breeze.
God respects our freedom, God hears our cries, and God whispers to our hearts. Speak, Lord for your servant is listening…