How have you seen God’s justice at work in the world?
The Inner Word
Two of the readings today have dreams and visions of Christ’s enthronement.
The apocalyptic imagery of this week’s scripture readings promises the ultimate victory of the good. With all the destruction and what can only be called evil in the world today, do you really believe in this victory? How will it come about?
Think of a time when someone did something for you that was totally unexpected. It’s a wonderful feeling to get help when you really need it or to have someone do a huge favor for you. To receive assistance from another person also involves giving up control and depending on another.
Do you give your whole self to God and neighbor? What makes it difficult to do so?
Jesus is our high priest. How do you share in Christ’s priesthood? How were you called? What do you offer? How do you share in the life and struggles of your people?
When have you put aside ambition and worldly glory for a higher purpose? Where have you found “greatness” in service and self-giving? In what ways do you “imitate” Christ?
How have you experienced God’s word as “living and effective”? How has it helped you to discern?
When have you felt that God in Jesus has most identified with your sufferings?
Where have you received help—a ”cup of water”—from a surprising source? Heard prophetic words in an unexpected place? Seen the Spirit at work outside the faith community?