Feast of Corpus Christi Not What Any of Us Would Think
You Bethlehem, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth one who is to rule my people Israel. — Matthew 2:6
We, like Bethlehem itself, are too tiny to imagine greatness within us, but God always hides inside of littleness and seeming insignificance, so only the humble and honest can find him. God appears at the edges, it seems. We do not have to see God if we do not want to. God trusts our desiring and lets us do all the discovering. The Mystery does not come from above, like the important capitals of Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, or Washington, D.C., but only little backwater Bethlehems, hardly worth noticing.
Those who can recognize God within their own puny and ordinary souls will be the same who will freely and daringly affirm the Divine Presence in other unexpected places. It is all one and the same pattern. See it once, here, and now, and soon you can see it everywhere!
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM