May 22, 2016
“I was his delight day by day,
playing before him all the while,
playing on the surface of his earth;
and I found delight in the human race.”
To the extent that we can know anything about the inner-Trinitarian mystery, we guess that there is a perfect and endless outpouring of self into a perfect and endless receiving of self with a perfect and endless returning of self. To attempt more than this is to try to drink not from a fire hose but from Niagara Falls.
Today’s reading from Proverbs begins to quench our thirst for the waterfall into which we were baptized. What joy for the playing child, who knows itself to be such a delight that this child can, in turn, find delight in all the other children.
Just a glimpse of your smile today, just one tickle,
to reassure us that you get a kick out of us
so that we can in turn hear your giggle in our least likely neighbor,
no matter how nigh, no matter how far away. Amen.
St. John Seminary