Friday, October 12, 2012

The Finger of God

Lectio Divina

But if it is by the finger of God that [I] drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Luke 11:20


Catching up on recently arrived Catholic periodicals. Continuing the Miller biography of Dorothy Day ever so occasionally.


Today, ministry at Catholic Charities in Santa Maria, where a couple of persons approached with requests for prayer. Families are estranged or separating. Mothers lose their children; children lose their fathers. The repercussions of unangelic behavior compound one another and they buffet and break us. God, have mercy on all your poor children. May your Holy Spirit be with them all. May your hands gently touch us with hope and your power course into us.

Also at Catholic Charities, many a conversation on the electoral contests before us and the affairs of church and state. Whatever beliefs and values we hold dear, whatever we say, whatever we do, let us act with compassion, with mercy, and then with justice.

This evening, faith sharing on the Sunday Gospel, and a gentle night.


Fair, as the clouds linger and the coolness becomes a fixture, not an exception.

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