Invitational Awakening

Catholic philosopher John O’Donohue writes, “Behind every face there is something eternal going on, unfortunately, it sometimes takes deep suffering, grief, or loss to awaken us. It could happen one evening in the middle of your life, your routines, your roles. The phone rings. Someone you love is in the grip of a serious illness that could take their life within months. It only takes a few seconds to receive that news. Yet, when you put the phone down, you are already standing in a different world. All you know has just been rendered unsure, tenuous. And it is in that unknown, in that mystery place, that lies the invitation to awakeness.” Ecclesiastes says, “God has made everything beautiful in its time, and has set eternity in the hearts of the people; yet they cannot fathom what has been done from beginning to end.” Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and you may find someone who is being awakened by God.