It seems that John gets in touch with his rarity and was vocalizing how tired he is of being that different/rare one in the world. All we can say is... it keeps him focused on Jesus and keeps him asking what he wants of him on this up and down path he is stumbling down. It really speaks of how we are each so individual and how we each are called to give all our quirks, problems, humanity to Jesus as he is in control! John has so much respect and love of prayer that he hesitates not to ask for support through most anything that is an issue for him. One thing is that it reminds all that there is nothing too small or big for us to turn to HIM!
Jesus, today in the Gospel you speak to Nicodemus about the Holy Spirit being a force that mysteriously brings Christ alive in this world and in the midst of domestic church/family. Looking out at the wind blowing today... The Spirit blows and moves us and lifts us and fills our sails and wings so that we can fly and soar above our humanity and our selfishness and our weaknesses and our smallness and our sickness - Jesus, may we become your hands and feet! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
You must be born from above. The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. Jesus to Nicodemus in John 3 today - the Gospel of the Lord! Yes, Lord, I am yours and I long to die to self so that you may live in me!
Maria shared this on her blog today! Grandchild #14! We are thrilled and praying without ceasing! Each new LIFE makes our LOVE grow more and more!