(Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, August 13, 2017.
If you are unable to find God, is because you may be looking for him where he is not.
Where God is not.
– God is not in the “strong and heavy wind… rending the mountains and crushing rocks” (1 Kings 19:11), but the world sees its god in the power of wealth “rending and crushing” human equality.
– God is not in the powerful “earthquake” (1 Kings 19:11), but the world sees its god in the devastating policies that reduce to rubble the rights to freedom, to employment, to housing, to health care, to education, to the protection of the family, among others.
– God is not in the scorching “fire” (1 Kings 19:12), but the world sees its god in the scorching fire produced by weapons that make it possible for the powerful to destroy the weak.
Where God is.
– God is in the gentle breeze, in the “tiny whispering sound” (1 Kings 19:12), in the voice that proclaims peace to the people, in the place where love and truth meet, where justice and peace kiss (Psalm 85: 9, 11).
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).