'Getting ready' is a phrase we mention as we anticipate something upcoming- the start of a new school year, the birth of a child or a move to name a few. We begin to 'recognize' indications that something is about to
change- school supplies are gathered, a nursery is prepared or boxes are seen opened with contents spilling out to correspond with the ones just mentioned. At the end of summer as the air cools and wood is stacked just seeing this or breathing the air
there is a time of preparation at hand. So it is during the week when we see the Bible, or the food shelf emptying we know a change is coming on Sunday when we gather for the Eucharist And the Word. We become surveyors of noticing even things perceived
thru the eyes of faith. What are you noticing?
In the Office of Readings St. Bernard writes of the anticipation of the incarnation and in Christ it is 'as if God the Father sent upon the earth a purse full of his mercy... The incarnation
teaches us how much God cares for us and what he thinks and feels about us.' As we see what he has done in our lives, what signs in our lives indicate our 'getting ready' for what is to come on Sunday?
May the souls of the departed
rest in the mercy of God.