July 18, 2010
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
So she could help me
You have to realize this as well, that you have not arrived at the sea shore only to get a tan, but also to stare at the rocking waves, to feel their might, to struggle through the sand in the wind, to observe creeping dark clouds that bring a storm, to get wet in the rain.
You don’t come to the shore only to get a tan, but also to listen to Cosmos during starry night on the beach; to come upon dried up trees which just a year before were covered in green; to meet young people whom you got to know when they were still babies; to meet old people whom you got to know when they were bursting with energy.
You arrive at the shore not only to get a tan, but also to learn that your acquaintances have passed away – almost unnoticed; to pray for them in front of the painting of Our Lady of Czestochowa, which hangs in the little church just like it was hanging when you came here for the first time.
You come to the sea shore in order to meet God here on these paths, to meet God who is an eternal Absolute, who has created the sea and the seagulls and you; you, who is now coming towards Him at a faster and faster pace.