Even in the midst of difficulties God acts and surprises us. I am continuing with the second attitude that Pope Francis asks of us in his homily of July 24, 2013: Openness to being surprised by God.
He says: "God always surprises us, like the new wine in the Gospel. God always saves the best for us. But he asks us to let ourselves be surprised by his love, to accept his surprises. Let us trust God! When we are cut off from him, the wine of joy, the wine of hope, runs out. If we draw near to him, if we stay with him, what seems to be cold water, difficulty, sin, is changed into the new wine of friendship with him."
There is plenty to reflect on here. How is God surprising me now?