I had the privilege the other week of assisting with a friend’s wedding in a Catholic wedding service. One of the many surprises and joys of that experience was meeting and serving alongside Father Pablo Migone. He is a great guy. I’ve enjoyed following some of his blog posts and found this one in particular to be very illuminating (Link to the whole article below).
On the nature of being surprised by God:
“I am convinced that God loves surprises…Unfortunately we oftentimes dislike surprises because they tend to destabilize things. We want everything to be under control. We get flustered and aggravated when things do not go exactly according to plan. Yet consider this, had the Virgin Mary not been open to surprise and had she wanted to retain control over her life, she probably would have said “no” to the archangel. The more open we become to the presence of God in our lives, the more He will surprise us through ordinary and extraordinary events. The more we trust Jesus Christ has truly overcome the world, the more moldable we will become, gladly allowing His surprises to mold our will according to His own.