Divine love interrupts Paul’s mission. Eclipsed by a blinding vision of God’s love, Paul sees what no eye can see; Paul hears what no ear can hear. In the startling momentary glimpse of Jesus’ love, Paul changes from a marauding crusader to a helpless lover.
We are traveling across a vast desert. We are a nomadic people called to pilgrimage. At times, we may deny the desert. With enough music and singing and dancing and laughter, we might just drown out the pangs deep within our soul.
Yet sometimes, the deep longing throbs loud enough to wake us up and remind us of our soul-parching thirst for the fountain of divine love.
In these moments of absolute weakness, of absolute dependence, we can do nothing but simply ache for the presence of God. This longing is a sign that Love has already reached out to us and is drawing us ever closer, ever upward into His heart. And He comes and satisfies our thirst with a spring of love that knows no bounds.