The first reading from yesterday’s mass was written by the prophet Habakkuk sometime between 609 and 598 BC, but it could have been written last week!
“How long, O Lord! I cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not intervene. Destruction and violence are before me, there is strife and clamorous discord.”
It is almost as if Habakkuk were watching our world and national news in 2016, yet he was talking about the human condition centuries before Christ. What are we to do if the same human condition that caused strife then is similar to what we are experiencing now? Is there no answer?
There is an answer, and it is the same one that the Lord gave Habakkuk:
“For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it. It will surely come, it will not be late.”
The vision of Jesus still has its time. It will not disappoint. If it delays, wait for it. It will surely come – but all of this is dependent on our willingness to be Christ for others and to see Christ in others. To the extent that we are willing to do that, we will see the vision of Jesus come to life in our midst.
This MONDAY MINUTE is from Brother Hank