YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY MIRACLES.
Making the lame walk, giving sight to the blind, setting captives free—these were all radical. Forgiving people’s sins—even more radical. And these were just everyday aspects of Jesus’ life.
It is easy to fall into the trap of placing these miracles in a far-off place with people you never knew. But they are also here and now. It’s a miracle that he forgives our sins even though he knows we will sin again. Would you forgive someone if you knew he or she was going to do it again?
Part of Jesus’ invitation is to bring the miracle of his love to others.
The Gospels invite us to do small things with great love. Think of all the prayers people pray every day. Only a very small number of those prayers require God’s direct involvement or intervention. Ordinary people like you and me can answer most prayers.
If we would just learn to recognize people’s needs and pain, there are so many prayers that God wants to use us to answer. Too many go unanswered because ordinary people like you and me don’t allow the Holy Spirit to guide us.
Excerpt taken from Chapter 19 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
Whose prayer can you be the answer to today?
We invite you to go out of your way to find ways to love the people you encounter today. Be the answer to someone’s prayer.
Jesus, teach me to recognize the opportunity for everyday miracles.