Peter opens the window of wonder and humility and reminds us that connecting with friends, neighbors, co-workers and even strangers in caring, compassionate ways begins when we admit we do not have all the answers (Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48).
Why is it that we who guard the faith, hold in our hands the Holy Scriptures and genuinely love the Lord have such a problem with wonder? “While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The Jewish believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.”
Our own story can open a window of wonder for us to stare through for a long, long time. What we may see if we look through wonder’s window, is God working in so many way in our lives and in the world surpasses even our own understanding.
So be a faithful loving Christian presence to all with whom you live, work, play and serve. Wear the Christian faith with a humility that knows God is always at work and loves all persons everywhere.
- Deacon Robert
“Although Mary knew that God had raised her to the
most supreme of all honors—that of being the
Mother of God—nevertheless she regarded herself
as the least of all creatures.”
~ Notre-Dame d’Ars