That moment of recognition is the moment we call Epiphany—when God’s light shines on what is most ordinary in our world and reveals it as extraordinary.
We work a miracle of healing, we participate in the ministry of Christ, and we have relationships that are above the ordinary when we are willing to turn, to forgive, and to be forgiven as is our turn that day.
All our experiences of pain and suffering and fear and confusion and discontent – all of those experiences from which we would love to be freed – prepare us to accept Christ’s ultimate solution.
Jesus' first recorded miracle is more than turning water into wine. It's a reminder that we often distort what it means to be righteous, keeping something set apart when it's meant to be shared and celebrated with all.
Sometimes a sense of awe is lacking nowadays in society. The story of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 is awesome.
Langston Hughes wrote of what takes place when a dream is deferred. He used graphic terms, like rotten meat and running sores. But sometimes a dream deferred is a fire that burns in a person.