I wonder if you ever struggle for us, Holy Mystery, the way we struggle for you. Are we ever beyond comprehension to you, in our anxious counting of dollars or our oblique denial of interdependence? Do you wonder over us, with our frantic scurrying for daily life? I wonder if you long for us to find peace and faith as much as we do. Despite the hemming in behind and before, despite the intimate knowledge as deep as Sheol, there is an elusive distance between holy and human, between thee and we. Do you feel it too? We cannot escape you, yet we can turn from you. You cannot stop loving us, yet you can leave us to the whims of our distracted hearts. There are days when the distance of the mystery is a heart-breaking impasse. Somewhere in the struggling, I pray that we find each other.

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