Look around Sisters, look around you!
Who is the woman sitting next to you?
The woman next to you is an inexhaustible reservoir of possibility
With possibilities that have never been completely realized.
Full of necessity and possibility, dread and desire, smiles and frowns,
laughter and tears, fears and hopes,
all struggling to find expression.
The woman next to you is striving to become something in particular,
to arrive at some destination, to have a story, a song,
to be known and to know.
The woman next to you believes in something,
stands for something, counts for something,
lives for something,
runs runs towards something.
The woman next to you, has problems and fears, wonders how she is doing,
and often doesn't feel very good about it,
is often disorganized and sometimes close to chaos,
but endowed with great toughness in the face of adversity,
and able to survive great difficulties.
The woman next to you is a colony of persons,
persons all met during her lifetime...
father and mother, friend and enemy.
The woman next to you has something she can do well...
something she can do better than anyone else in the whole world...
there is something that she and she alone can do...but she may not dare speak of it to you.
The woman next to you is a mystery
and the word made flesh is mystery.
The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us...
and so my Sisters look around you...
for Christ is here, He died, and is risen,
(I have been in a quiet space these past weeks... a happy space, just one where I find myself talking less and listening more. Thank you for your patience, and I do hope to be back here tomorrow to share a few more words)