Monday, October 14, 2013


"When we pray for healing, we often want something completely miraculous to happen. We want our medical problems to go away, our careers to skyrocket, and our churches’ financial problems to go away when that sympathetic wealthy donor writes the check. And, sometimes, such miracles do happen. But, usually, God heals us and sends us salvation through completely ordinary things: slow rehabilitation, hard work, and the faithful efforts of those who believe. We want a flashy leader to come on a white horse and save us; instead we get an infant seeking shelter in a barn, a transient riding a donkey, a dissident hanging from a cross. We want grand signs of God’s presence; instead we get water, bread and wine. Our expectations, as reasonable as they are, are shattered by that which is ordinary." - Jennifer Fair

Note: This came via a Facebook post from Fr. Frank Hughes, Rector of St. John's, Minden