Written on: December 12, 2016
Embrace the Mystery of Encounter
God became one of us!
How do we put our arms, our hearts, and our minds around such mystery?
Paradox confronted and continues to confront people in their ordinary lives, not by happenstance or chance, but through invitation, challenge and finally, a yes!
So many people of humble means received the grace to respond to God’s invitation and call as God entered into the daily-ness of their lives. Not without struggle do they submit to the designs of God; Not without questions and concerns; but each time it required a leap of faith which propelled them into new never-before-seen deep mystery.
The encounters of God with humanity are as varied as the persons receiving them. God comes to us in the way that we are most able to receive God.
“In the stillness of the night, when the world was asleep the all-powerful Word leapt down!”
God embraced humanity—fully and completely.
The gracious in-breaking of God into our human reality was oh so simple and charming—who can resist a child!
Humanity embraced Divinity through Joseph and Mary’s “yes!” We embrace Divinity as we hold on to the gifts of Emmanuel:
Hold on to Jesus. Look for signs of his presence in your life. Wrap yourself in God’s protection and most of all REJOICE!
Sister Mary Elizabeth Looby is a member of the GNSH Leadership team and freely shares her gifts of spiritual direction, and general, wise counsel both inside and outside of the Congregation.