Saturday 11th Ord I
A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer
Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit
from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End
Johann Liss (1590-1631): The Ecstasy of St. Paul
Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time: Breaking Out of the World
Father, you speak one Word to all in every time and every place. Because we are limited by the finite cultural situation in which we live and especially the common sinfulness of humanity and the evil that we ourselves do, the one Word that you speak to all is grasped only in part. There are however individuals, Father, who break forth in understanding and action in response to the one Word spoken to all. They often experience their response to you in the Spirit through the Word in terms of a vision or a moment of ecstasy. Their lives are often radically transformed. Physical healing can take place. They sometimes exhibit the wounds of Christ. They speak to the rest of us with prophetic insight condemning the evils which surround us and in which we often acquiesce.