In his play, “The Jeweler’s Shop”, John Paul II uses the phrase “throwing a bridge” to describe the capacity we have, even within our experiences of isolation, to reach each other: to cross over the abyss between the mystery and depth of my life, and the mystery and depth of your life… the capacity for communion. Today, our culture is in desperate need of bridges: between people, between us and reality, between us and the very depth of ourselves, of our most basic needs and desires… of our own humanity. May the words shared here be a means of restoring into focus the multitude of bridges we encounter in our every day life. May they also be bridges, carrying us always deeper into the truth of things, and leading us home.
The readings this Sunday are some of my very favorite of all time: the image of the Word as a seed, planted in the soil of our lives, that will not be moved until it brings forth fruit. The Sower planting his seed in all kinds of soil, and looking for the rich soil, where … More Seeds, Soil, and Sacrifice