By: Joseph J. Mazzella
I haven’t been watching the news as much lately. The daily drumbeat of death, disease, and destruction has been starting to wear me down. Anytime I turned on the television it seemed like the whole world was ready to end. Thankfully, God doesn’t just show us all the news that is bad but also gives us daily reminders of His kindness, caring, and love.
I got one of these reminders just today. I was taking my son to the local thrift store so he could see if he could find some used CD’s to add to his music collection. I parked the car and we both put on our mandatory masks. I had gotten so used to it that by now it had almost become second nature. We walked into the store and I strolled over to the book section to see if I could find something for myself. I looked around and was both surprised and delighted to see a very elderly lady pushing a baby stroller. I soon found out the baby was her great-granddaughter and looked down at the little girl in her tiny pink dress. She was sleeping peacefully and still had the fingerprints of God all over her. I looked down at her innocent face and remembered the old saying: “A newborn is God’s blessing that humanity should go on.”
Suddenly, she opened her eyes and looked up at me. For a second I thought she was going to cry at a stranger but then she seemed to see me smiling behind my mask and smiled back at me with all the love of Heaven behind her. As I left the store I thanked God for her and for all the daily reminders of His Love.
We are all created in Love! We are all created by Love! We are all created to Love! We all have the fingerprints of God all over us. And while this world may seem difficult, painful, and scary at times we will all in the end come back home again. May you live every day you have here in love then. May you help leave God’s fingerprints all over this world.