I think I like this part of the Lourdes story best because it’s so normal. At least around the Fenelon Clan Abode, sprinkling hoy water is a normal thing, especially when we hear strange noises or sense that the Nasty guy is messing with us. It’s also normal for us to bless things – computers, Advent wreathes, new cars. You get the idea.
Anna’s life changes upon seeing the Redeemer. Once quiet and introspected, she suddenly gives thanks to God and speaks to everyone she can about the Child. What can we learn from her?
Our epiphanies aren’t single-occurrence events. They’re a colliding and re-colliding of the stars, pointing us to the One. They happen all the time, multiple times a day, countless times a year, whether we recognize them or not. I’d daresay we most often do not recognize them.
We have much to celebrate, particularly on the Feast of Christ the King, but also on a daily basis. Perhaps we won’t literally dance in the church aisles, but our hearts could and should dance within us. Like King David, we should be absolutely exuberant and unafraid to let it show.