More Than We Expect

“Fear not to cry out
and say to the cities of Judah:
Here is your God!
Here comes with power
the Lord GOD,
who rules by his strong arm;
Here is his reward with him,
his recompense before him.”

-Isaiah 40: 9-10

Fr. Walter began one of his homilies last week by simply asking, “Lord Jesus, can you give us more than we expect today?” More than we expect–more than a day of just getting by, surviving, barely making it. More than a day of trying to control God or play God. What we expect is wrapped up in what we think we deserve and of what we believe God is capable. When we bind God to our expectations, we give him very little room to maneuver. When we instead allow ourselves to be surprised by God–how do I describe that feeling? It’s like taking off a corset and letting oneself breathe. It’s a giving in to love. And this is a love that is not contrived or uncertain, but based in Truth.

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