Given by Ann Runion November 3, 2019

It is not uncommon to wonder where God is when we see suffering in the world. Why does God not intervene? In today’s reading, the prophet, Habakkuk, asked these same questions. He is clinging to the ramparts waiting for God to answer him. Like us, he has an assumption that God will dominate, force, or coerce to make things better. God is love though. There can be no force or coercion. Solutions are not handed down from on high or something to sit and wait for. Salvation is achieved with cooperation.  We must take advantage of the resources given us to affect change. God gives us the vision for new possibilities but it is up to us to do something about it. We must let go of our assumptions and be open to new possibilities. Ours is an active faith. The divine spirit is waiting for our touch to break into being. Let go of the ramparts!