Monday, October 26, 2015
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Revealed in beauty
In seeing we become what we see, what we love, what our eyes caress and treasure.
So it is with all of us, but certainly true of those who look to Jesus and know the Love he is. Seeing him they see anew the life and beauty, the Love he is in the lives of those who have graced this world by their presence before passing into the engulfing mystery of what follows this life.
We look into heart and memory and see faces, some long passed, some ever and blessedly still near us, breathing the same air, and gracing us with smiles that delight our hearts and humanize our days.
We look and see you, Holy One, in the lives of human beings who like autumn trees whose beauty excites the heart and remind us that this world … despite the carnage and hatred that roils the globe … remains truly alive with beauty that shines in the eyes of those whose love testifies to the Love you always are and always will be.
Thank you blessed ones, shining souls alive with the brilliant red and golden tones of the Love who is.
Thank you Blessed One, O Holy Mystery beyond my every thought. Just thank you for letting me see and know and, in your way and time with me, to be transformed into a better man, more alive and gracious, more graced with the beauty of your Love.
You are revealed in Love, dear brother, Jesus, the Love of the Eternal, that seeing we may become as you … and all your saints … truly are.
Pr. David L. Miller