“Receive what you are and become what you have received.” I picked up these words from the homily of Fr. George last Sunday. What and who I am is a gift I constantly wonder at. I did nothing to deserve this gift and the constant question I ask is why was I given this gift. Like a seed, I am complete and I have received everything I need to grow and become the potential within me. If the gift of life is a mystery to me, its unfolding and becoming is as even deeper mystery: I have been blessed with a loving family, I have been constantly with caring friends. I have met and worked with interesting people and done inspiring work. This mystery in my life oftentimes baffles me, yet it is the source of unending gratitude and reason for endless gratitude. I came from this mysterious source and I am coming back home to him.
And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’ Mark 3:31-35