It is a beautiful Friday, loving Father in heaven! As I prayed over your words for today, I can’t help singing the last stanzas of Bob Dylan’s Blowing In the Wind:
Yes, ‘n’ how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind
We have always been so concerned with the world outside us, forgetting your “call within each of us to live in unity with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love.” (Eph.4:1-2)
Most of the time in our lives, we are more erratic than the weather. We destroy our unity rooted in your Son our Lord by refusing to see for ourselves what is right (Lk.12:57). We always insist to look more at outside appearances that we miss the more essential within us, our “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Eph.4:5-6)
Teach us to reflect more on what we believe because it is our faith that determines what we do, regardless if the weather would be fair or stormy, warm or cool at any given day. AMEN. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022.
*Photo by Mr. Raffy Tima of GMA-7 News, Batanes before typhoon Ompong, 14 September 2018. Used with permission.