I am amazed at the vision and skill of architects. When I was president of a high school, there was an addition built on the school. Looking at the empty space above the existing building where the addition was to go, I simply could not imagine what I was told would be there. I saw empty space. But an architect saw a new building addition.
Just as I had difficulty seeing what a talented architect could make, in the spiritual life it can be difficult to see the plan that God has for each one of us. The readings of the book of Daniel reflect the work of an architect who knows hope and eternal life when all we can see is gloom and darkness. As we end the Church year, still living in a world of all kinds of darkness, we are called to remember all that the divine architect can do for us.
Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri, on November 17, 2018.