Life is very simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent to God and God is shining through it all the time. This is not a fable or a nice story. It is true. God manifests himself everywhere, in every thing, in people and in things and in nature and in events. You cannot be without God. It’s impossible. Simply impossible.
(Thomas Merton)

Perhaps we should remember that at the Transfiguration God’s voice was heard from the cloud. And today too it is in the clouds and mists of life that we most closely approach God. Religion is not an answer book but an invitation to search for God in the complications, scandals, sorrows, disappointments and roughness of life. Thank God that he is also there in our moments of joy.
(Eileen Morin)

The RCIA has a penitential rite that may be celebrated today with candidates for full communion with the Catholic Church and with baptised but uncatechised adults preparing for confirmation and eucharist. It is found at numbers 459-472.



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