19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Wis 18:6-9; Psalm 32:1,12,18-20,22; Heb 11:1-2,8-19; Lk 12:32-48
Though the night of liberation had been made known to them earlier, they didn’t have any certainty. The only one given was feeble and contested the authority of Moses. The struggle between uncertainty and trust remains.
The announcement of the second coming is no different from what it was then. Centuries of expectation have passed. Marked with falls, wars, and a waning desire for the encounter. The struggle between uncertainty and trust remains.
For we progress according to faith and not according to vision. Quite obviously. But we want to know rather than believe.
If we would have known . . . If we wouldn’t have had to go in the dark, blindly . . . If we wouldn’t have had to sit under doors, looking out for the One who still hasn’t come . . . Would there still be a place for the trust of the heart? For longing? For love?