Each day during Lent I am updating my blog based on the theme of WIGIAT? or Where is God in all this?
This evening, as we were discussing how we are called to follow Christ during the discussion time of our midweek Lenten times, we had some very good discussion on needs and wants. Furthermore, people shared how refreshing and freeing it was to read in Baptized We Live that we live by trust and not by certitude. The life of faith doesn't promise us life without sorrow, pain, evil, or sickness, and we go into it trusting that God means us well. The idea of being called only to strive for faithfulness, and not effectiveness was also a part of this.
The truth is, is that God exists much more in our uncertainty than in having all the answers. It is in our uncertainties that we can be on the look-out for God, and the grace and love that is given to us by God, rather than constantly having to keep God secure in the boxes that we like to put God in. It is in our weaknesses and the empty spaces in our lives where we allow God to fill us through many wonderful things in life, and especially in each other. It is in our vulnerabilities and not our strengths where we find common ground with each other, and the strength to weather the hard times.
God has given us all gifts, to share with the world, but to see WIGIAT? we must not only give our gifts, but open ourselves to receiving the gifts of others as well. Especially the gifts of those who the world seems to think have little to offer.