I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

the God of glory, 

may give you a spirit of wisdom and reflection as you come to know him,

so that with the eyes of your heart enlightened,

you may know what is the hope to which you have been called,

what are the riches of God’s glorious inheritance among the saints,

 and what is the immeasurable greatness of God’s power

for us who believe.

Ephesians 1:17-19

What is the hope to which we are called in this chaotic time?  

We mourn the loss of the freedom to be with family and friends, 
the loss of life that often found the victim dying alone.  

Our people are losing jobs and homes, some lonely; some going hungry,

 

Where do we find the hope to which we have been called?  

Can we look “with the eyes of our enlightened hearts” 

to see the opportunities to reach out with “the immeasurable greatness of God’s power available to us who believe?” 

We don’t have to be anything more than our own authentic selves in the ordinary events of our daily lives to find the opportunity to see with the eyes of our hearts. 

 

We can watch for the opportunities.

I am asking for the grace to live in these times trusting God who is trusting us with that kind of power even when we may feel powerless.  Let us encourage one another to be the presence of God in our daily circumstances, finding the hope to which we are called.

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Carol Teodori