February 15, 2021


Certain words convey meaning. “Bang.” Wow.” “Hiss.” These are sound words. Lesson complete.

Now, the word for today is “sigh”, which has to be in some kind of context to make a clear sense of its meaning. We can be tired and sigh, or relieved and sigh. It is so appropriate at times for a sigh tells us more than words. There’s a feeling. When someone sighs, we ask, “What’s wrong?” It is a form of non-verbal communication and is effective when words fail. Like butterfly words, a gasp or sigh of breath sends a message that gives clarity and doubt.

At times we reach a point of exasperation, and for us, it is best not to use words, but we react with a sigh showing disapproval and sadness that our message was not acted upon. Such is the case with Jesus sighing “from the depths of his spirit.” Standing there, we feel his frustration and disapproval. “Why does this generation seek a sign? The words speak to us. How many signs do we need? “Pay attention,” we’ve heard. Something important needed our attention. So, it still holds true today. Signs are everywhere.

The space between Jesus and the Pharisees may physically be a few feet, but the Pharisees might as well be miles away. At times, we too create a distance between ourselves and God but really, we fool ourselves. God is with us even if we feel separated from him. So, where is God? God is with us because of love. We wouldn’t exist even in times of turmoil, sadness, and even death. Our God is a living-God. Look around.

Life to death to life is the refrain of the sphere, and we give thanks to be a part of it all.

Let Us Pray:

LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars that you set in place—what is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him? LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! (Psalm 8: 2, 4, 5, 10)


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About Joe McCormack

Joe McCormack is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament and a parishioner at St Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland, Ohio.