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February 9th, 2003
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time




"He cured many"



   Having a perspective of the galaxies, the boundlessness of the universe, billions of years behind us, reaching nobody knows how far (can we even talk about reaching back that far?), and having ahead of us a duration which we describe with the word "infinity" -we somehow have to find ourselves, somehow collect our thoughts, somehow kneel down, somehow get frightened, somehow get to love, somehow become joyful.   Otherwise how could one go on living?
   All it takes is to go to the beach early in the morning, when there's still nobody there, sit on the sand and look at the vastness of the sea.  All it takes is to lie on the sand at night and look into the starry extent of the sky.  "What am I doing here?  What am I?  Because I just don't dare say >who am I<, in the presence of such immensity of the world."
   All it takes is to read a little bit about galaxies, about new stars, supernovas, how new celestial bodies are coming to existence, how the others collapse into "black holes" and fade away. 
   But at the same time we feel the gnawing awareness that we are not just useless toys in the hands of omnipresent God, but that He created us from love. God - almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, the most knowledgeable, God, who is the truth, peace, the highest right - is most of all love.  And this perfection of His, trumps all the others.  In our eyes it puts Him on the highest pedestal, it makes Him worthy of worship and the highest admiration and our human - superhuman love.
   Therefore, we are not surprised, it does not astonish us, that Jesus, the Word of God and His Expression is healing the suffering ones, that He said "And when you pray say "Abba," - "Daddy." Because He is with us all the time, at every moment of our lives, because He is with us, like the most sensitive, loving mother, like the dearest father.


Fr. MIECZYSŁAW MALIŃSKI


      translation: Monika Darron