Lent 26 ~ From A Distance


God is our refuge and our strength,
an ever-present help in distress.
Therefore we fear not, though the earth be shaken
and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea.

There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God,
the holy dwelling of the Most High.
God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed;
God will help it at the break of dawn.   ~   Psalm 46: 5 – 6


          Glimpses of a rising dawn today.

          After yesterday’s troubling phone conversation, I felt St Joseph whose feast day it was, was telling me to fight fear by hoping against hope. And so, I did just that, literally. Every time, I sensed anxiety curl into the edges of my awareness, I affirmed, I hope against hope. I will trust in, Jesus.

         This morning, my heart skipped a little to see the verse, God will help it at the break of dawn in the Responsorial Psalm. I knew it was a sign to keep the faith.

          Hours later, to my utter surprise, an unexpected opening comes to be.

          From a distance, the skies catch the first golds of dawn.




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