September 26


“Where does revelation come from these days? Not burning bushes. Not voices in the sky…Revelation comes quietly in times of stillness when one ponders how to be of use. Revelations comes in the interaction of compassion and the daily news. Revelation rises up in the response to injustice—as it rose up in Moses, in Jesus, in Harriet Tubman, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa and the ones who have stood up and spoken out for the benefit of others. Revelation is in the air we breathe. It has never changed. It never will. It is always the same. Take care of each other. I am with you and in you.”
Jan Phillips


Speak, O God, your servant is listening.
1 Samuel:3:10


Reflect on the sentence: ”Revelation comes in the interaction of compassion and the daily news.”

Suggested Reading

For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.
Job 33:14

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:35

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.
John Irving

The highest revelation is that God is in everyone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.
Eudora Welty

Faith in God’s revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
Karl Barth

Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities.