July 16

Reflection

In one post-resurrection gospel story Jesus appears on the beach near where the apostles are fishing. We are told that “they saw him but they did not know it was Jesus.” This is worth pondering. How can we apply it to ourselves? How often do we see, hear or experience Christ through others or in our own life events and miss the meaning because we “did not know it was Jesus”?

Prayer

Lord, that I may see!

Action

How can I be more attentive to God’s presence in the daily events of life?

Suggested Reading

When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore;
but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”
They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat
and you will find something.”
So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in
because of the number of fish.
So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,
he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad,
and jumped into the sea.
John 21:1-14

See God in every person, place, and thing, and all will be well in your world.
Louise Hay

A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God.
Robert E. Gibson

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Roger Miller

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Open your eyes and the whole world is full of God.
Jakob Böhme

To Love another Person is to see the Face of God.
Les Miserables

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