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Sunday, 30 November 2014


God called one man to start the Hebrew Nation-Abraham. Abraham, alone, answered the call and brought his entire family, clan, tribe to God.

Moses faced God in the Burning Bush, alone on Mount Horeb.

God called Samuel, alone, in the middle of the night.

Samuel anointed David, alone with the flocks of his father, 

The great prophets heard God's voice in the loneliness of their rooms, the desert, in a field, or a cave. So God called Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Elijah and the others by name, by themselves.

Daniel heard God alone in his rooms.

Mary encountered Gabriel alone. And, Joseph heard the angel alone in his house.

Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, gave us the example over and over again, of going away from the apostles, the crowds, in order to pray.

The meeting of God and man is personal, and takes place frequently in the loneliness of life.

Our culture demands social interaction. But, unless each one of us is willing to break away from the crowd, God will not be heard.

Loneliness can be, and is mostly, a painful reality for many, but it can be a blessing. To be alone, is not to be alone, for God is always with us.

To be alone is potentially to meet God.

Pay attention in your loneliness, and do not to miss the passing of God into your lives. Remember, that when we die, we meet God alone, and, hopefully, not for the first time.