Sunday, February 13, 2011
Deep Calls to Deep
Psalm 42: 8,9
8 Here deep calls to deep in the roar of your torrents. All your waves and breakers sweep over me. 9 At dawn may the LORD bestow faithful love that I may sing praise through the night, praise to the God of my life.
As Lent approaches, the need for quiet in life intensifies. So much of life in our era is replete with information noise, natterings, and sensory overload. To hear God, we have to hear His whisper: and so we step farther away from the information overload. The Plain Catholics listen to weather reports for the farm. We listen to the Word in Lectio divina, Mass, and the Liturgy of the Hours. We listen to each other to strengthen the bond of charity; and we pray. We pray for each other and for a world that too often does not know how to pray for itself. What more do we need?