Friday 25 November 2022
St Catherine of Alexandria
Apocalypse 20:1-4, 11 – 21:2. Here God lives among his people – Psalm 83(84):3-6, 8. Luke 21:29-33.
The signs of God in our lives
Those of us who consciously engage the spiritual life often find ourselves ‘longing and yearning’. We long for… well, what exactly? There’s an extent to which our longing is for something ineffable, beyond our own words or our capacity to understand. Sometimes this can be hard to sit with, at other times we are freed to recognise, in the depths of our desires, the depth of ourselves.
In our experience of constant change, of all that unsettles us, pondering the depths of our longing and yearning opens the space for us to recognise God. Giving ourselves time to explore, to gently contemplate, will expose our capacity to recognise the signs of God in our lives. Signs that point the way, just as the budding of trees points to summer. Jesus promises that these transitory signs point to ‘my words’ which ‘will never pass away’.