Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
June 15, 2022
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we listen to Jesus’s instruction and promise about how to live at one with God.
If you love me and will keep my word,
and my Father will love you
and we will come to you.
What wonderful assurance! We don’t have to labor to find God, or worry about searching for God.
God will come to us – will blossom in our hearts like a sacred flower, – if we love Jesus and keep his Word.
In the opening sentence of her book “Too Deep for Words”, Thelma Hall, r.c. says this:
There is an inner dynamic in the evolution of all true love that leads to a communication too deep for words. There the lover becomes inarticulate, falls silent, and the beloved receives the silence as eloquence.
Our Gospel elaborates on the invitation.
But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door,Matthew 6:6
and pray to your Father in secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.
Let us savor these promises in our prayer today.
Poetry: in the silence – Rumi
In the silence
between your heartbeat
bides a summons
Do you hear it?
Name it if you must,
or leave it forever nameless,
but why pretend it is not there?
Music: The God of Silence – Bukas Palau