As a child, I grew up with the idea that God acted through miracles in the world. If He wanted me to have a bike, then one would just magically show up one day.
Because God can do that.
Since then, I’ve learned that God’s gifts and presence come primarily through peoples’ actions. Our priest is an obvious choice, but most of God’s actions show up just through my daily random encounters.
But this presents me with a huge challenge!
If God is acting through people, then it follows that … I am one of those people. For others, my actions can be those of God.
What a responsibility!
Am I showing the glory of God to others through my presence?
Am I showing God’s grace and mercy?
Am I the presence of God’s love for us?