COME OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
If we believe that God has given each one of us gifts, talents and abilities, then we should be willing to use and develop them. When we develop our gifts and talents and believe that we are persons of purpose, we can rise up out of any situation. That is why we must move out of our comfort zones. We can grow only if we are willing to feel awkward, clumsy, uncomfortable and even rejected when we try something new. Often our failure to believe that we are gifted children of God who are called according to His purpose is the result of “spiritual blindness.”
A Theophany is a dynamic encounter with God that involves the presence of God’s power perceived with our senses. Like Elijah in the first reading, the apostles had such an experience in this Sunday’s Gospel.