A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Trust in the middle of death

The image is stark.

A dry, empty plain with nothing but the bones of the dead.

So begins today’s first reading (Ezekiel 37:1-14).

But even there, in the midst of dusty death, beyond hope, the prophet Ezekiel trusts in the Lord.

He asked me:
Son of man, can these bones come to life?

I answered,
“Lord GOD, you alone know that.”

Then he said to me:
Prophesy over these bones, and say to them:
Dry bones,
hear the word of the LORD!
Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones:
See! I will bring spirit into you,
that you may come to life.

No matter what is happening around us, may you and I always put our lives and our trust in the hands of the Lord.