Appointment with God!
Fr. Francis Scaria
I had an appointment with God on Sunday morning at 8 O’clock. I have had many in the past, but this time I had a personal meeting with him. When I reached the spot, he was already waiting for me, I do not know when on. I thought he came there precisely to meet me. He was never in a hurry and had all his time for me. I wondered how God of whole humanity, who maintained the whole universe had so much time at his disposal for me. He made me feel important. He never looked at his watch while talking to me. His eyes never winked while keenly listening to me. There was urgency in his words and warmth in his presence.
In the course of my conversation with him, I discovered that he saw me many times during the past week, but I had not taken notice of his presence. Sometimes he did even call out to me, but he said since I had my walkman on with the headphones, it was very unlikely that I would hear him. He told me that he was waiting for the bus on Tuesday afternoon and he saw me getting into a bus. He was supposed to travel in the same bus. He thought he would give me company in the bus, but when he came near the bus, the conductor did not let him in telling him that he had too many children with him who would occupy so much of space without any payment. Then once he was at the fish market to buy some fish but could not because his purse did not contain enough money for a piece of fish. He saw my servant lifting a heavy bucket of fish and loading it into my vehicle. Although he felt hesitant to ask, God said, he was looking expectantly at me thinking that I would sense his desire and help, but then he saw my vehicle hurriedly pushing off emitting some black smoke. On Thursday morning he came to meet me at my residence, but since he had not made an appointment, my servant did not let him see me.
It is a pity that I missed the one I longed to see and today I was fortunate to see him closely. The biggest surprise came when he gave me his visiting card. I realized that he was staying in the same building where I stay and that too from the year I was born. I wondered why I never saw him! Never heard him! When I came back home, I had made up my mind to give up my walkman and walk with God!
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