This year, I found it in the simple words of Indian novelist and poet, Rabindranath Tagore. This world famous--except to me prior to this week--1913 Nobel laureate in literature said of newborn babies:
"Every child comes with the message that God has not given up on human beings."
(Quoted in Bible Diary 2013, by Rev. Pauslon Veliyannoor, CMF, PhD.)
Fr. Paulson adds his own wisdom to this insight in his reflection on the birth of John the Baptist in Luke 1:57-66. I have taken the bold liberty of poeticizing a portion of his commentary.
bundle of possibilities
identity of its own
not destined for the past
but the future
on a path of its own
(Reflection for December 23)
I am indebted to Fr. Paulson for sharing his wisdom and amazing spiritual insights throughout this past year. He has enriched my life through his writings and in e-mails we have exchanged over the course of the past 12 months.
(c) 2013 by Alfred J. Garrotto