Dear Parish Family,
We recently returned home from the eastern Sierras. Everything was so fresh and beautiful. It is so easy to experience the presence of our good God in the blue skies, clear lakes, green trees, and in the many waterfalls and wild flowers. Nature is doing her thing up there. We relaxed and took in the quiet.
Today’s first reading from the first book of Kings reminds us of hearing God in the quiet. Not the only way. Elijah heard God calling him outside the cave as the Lord would be passing by. The Lord was not in the loud violent things like earthquakes, fire and strong wind. Elijah did hear the Lord in the soft whispering sound.
As summer winds down and the busyness of back to school and work, consider taking a small last vacation. Let’s find that quiet place to listen to the Lord in the whispers. Finding God in the small, much like loving in the detail.
Deacon Ike and Shari Edie