In this passage, it is we as household of God who become the dwelling place for the Spirit: a family founded upon the witness of the apostles. Do you see SLUH as family?
A scholar in ancient times gathered his students together early one morning, while it was still dark. He put this question to them: “How can you tell when night has ended and the day has begun?”
One student made a suggestion: “Could it be when you can see an animal and you can tell whether it is a sheep or a goat?”
“No, that’s not it,” answered the scholar.
Another student said: “Could it be when you look at a tree in the distance and you can tell whether it is a fig tree or a peach tree?”
Again the scholar answered: “No.”
“Could it be when you can distinguish between a blue and purple thread?”
“No,” came the response from the scholar.
After a few more guesses the students said: “Well, how do you tell when night has ended?”
The scholar answered: “It is when you look on the face of any man or woman and you see them as your brother or sister. If you cannot do this, then no matter what time it is, it is still night.”
–Mr. James Page, SJ is a Jesuit scholastic currently teaching theology during his regency at St. Louis U. High.
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