We’ve all seen pictures of icebergs in which it is pointed out that we only see about ten percent of the whole thing. Most of it is hidden beneath the surface of the water, and the huge reality is only hinted at by the visible portion we can observe.
I suspect that the same can be said for pretty much all of life.
This is not a judgment against us. It’s simply a description of how we operate. We can only focus on so many things, no matter how good we are at multi-tasking. We can only be aware of a small portion of what is happening around us, let alone what is happening around the world, no matter how many 24/7 news networks we watch.
I think that is one thing this wonderful story points out to us. Last Christmas is gone; next Christmas is three quarters of a year away; we’re in the middle of Lent; spring break has just ended (where we live); and the news networks are covering the latest scandals.
And in the middle of all the busyness, a young girl quietly receives an unexpected visitor.
But this is how the divine usually comes: in the small, the ignored, the unimportant, the poor.
Unseen One, may we trust that you are moving, even if it is out of our sight. Amen. — RAP