Sunday, February 2, 2014

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

What if God stood before you today? How would you respond? Could you respond? It is no wonder that so many of us believe in an impersonal divinity. All cosmic forces and metaphors and such. God is easy in the abstract. Something comforting and affirming, but nothing that would ever stand in our way. Or so our wishful thinking goes. But all fantasies must come to end. At some point in our lives, each of us will suddenly come face to face with our maker. And we will know that we come from a whom, not a what. In that moment, we will know the refining and purifying love of our Parent. And we will weep with joy, and sing: Who is this king of glory before me? It is my Lord!