Sixth Tuesday of Easter – Acts 16:22-34; John 16:5-11

Suddenly there was an earthquake that shook the prison to its foundations. All the doors flew open and the chains fell from all the prisoners.

Day after day God holds you in His hands. We need to realise that our one support is God and that we find ourselves in His hands. The whole of life is a constant wonder of God whom you can’t compel but He comes your aid. You can trust Him totally without having confidence in anything else except Divine goodness. This goodness turns out to be free precisely because it can’t be forced to anything. It intervenes as and when it wants; not when you think it’s needed most, and not necessarily in the way you wanted.

You have to trust the One whom, on the other hand, you can’t make dependent on yourself; you have to trust without certainty, because you can’t have hope in something you know, you cannot believe in what you think, you have to trust in such a way so that it’s like a leap into the dark, into the deep end. It is in such an act in which you experience being immersed into nothingness that God’s help comes; always in an unimaginable way, because if God’s intervention was foreseen it would then not be a miracle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.