“…[T]he Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only-begotten Son full of grace and truth” (Jn 1: 14).
Anywhere, any place, in any circumstance, where love abides You are, Lord. I may never know that truth, if I never step off the world’s roller coaster of activity, chasing this object or that object. Your presence is a quiet presence. Your power is a gentle power! If I attack a situation like a bulldozer, with a demanding attitude that I am right and the other person is wrong; if I come out swinging at my “opponent,” real or imagined, I will not to attuned to God’s quiet power at work through gentleness and compassion, love, forgiveness, and understanding. Those ways of engagement, those ways of being present to others, are not God’s way. When I am ranting and raving about the fiscal cliff, about anything, attacking one party and then another, attacking one person and then another, I need to hear God’s declaration: “… my thoughts are not your thoughts, ... so are my ways higher than your ways ... Isaiah 55:1.