Consecrated to the Heart of the Redeemer under the patronage of the Theotokos and Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
17 April 2012
It Knows Where To Turn
While seated before the Blessed Sacrament this evening I noticed something about the lily at the bottom right of this photo. It is in vigorous health except for one flower, which I hope the next photo will help you to see more clearly.
The second flower from the left is the only wilted one. It is also the only one facing the Blessed Sacrament. For all of this plant's flourishing, the wilting flower knows where to face.
"Those who are not well do not need a physician, but the sick do" (Mt 9:12).
That I noticed the wilting flower is no reason for me to boast; rather I attribute it to the Holy Spirit, Pater pauperum et Dator munerum. It seems to me that the tendency, the willingness, to recognize the "bruised reed" (Isa 42:3) is a worthy ministerial quality.