Jesus invites us to consider what is happening all around us. He pleads for us to notice that the Kingdom of God is near, something essential right under our noses - a new heaven, a renewed earth, a new Jerusalem, as beautiful as a bride on her wedding day.
And so, let us pray that we may be continually attentive to the unexpected graces that God is bestowing on us especially during these trying times. Let us be mindful that we have every reason to hope.
God is always drawing near, but too often we have been drowsy and distracted. For our inattentiveness, let us beg his mercy.
Photograph by Brother Brian.