Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Eagles’ Wings

On this feast of Saint Lucy, the first reading of the Mass proclaims this great promise from the book of Isaiah that encourages us to trust in our loving, omnipotent, and merciful God.
God is our Father, who has called us to share in His glory through His Son Jesus Christ. He will sustain us and enable us to persevere in moving forward in our earthly pilgrimage. His strength—poured out upon us in the gift of the Holy Spirit—will lift us up and transform our lives beyond anything we could achieve or imagine by our own power. The Triune God’s gift of Himself fulfills and gratuitously overflows the longing of the human heart beyond all measure. His love is our ultimate joy and freedom.

Let us place our hope in the Lord.

Do you not know or have you not heard? The Lord is the eternal God, creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint nor grow weary, and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny. He gives strength to the fainting; for the weak he makes vigor abound. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31).