Take A Closer Look

Perhaps you’ve seen this image? It’s been making its way through Facebook and other social media.  A friend of mine shared it and I was surprised by the number of likes and comments it received, especially in contrast to other content she was sharing.  This isn’t necessarily news although some items, especially pictures or interesting tidbits, are just more attention getting.  This particular picture challenges us to find the hidden tiger.  We clearly see the tiger that is the focus of the image, yet we just have to look in a different way in order to find the hidden tiger.  The picture challenges us to take a closer look.

Now this tiger picture isn’t the only type of post challenging us to take a closer look, there are other pages such as Imagine Sisters, Project Fraternity, Vision, and various others challenging us to take a closer look at what God has planned for us.  Instead of finding a hidden message, we’re challenged to imagine, to be inspired, to discern, to come and see, to experience, to be open, to explore.


There is an appointed time for everything,

and a time for every thing under the heavens.

A time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.

A time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to tear down, and a time to build.

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;

a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.

A time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away.

A time to rend, and a time to sew;

a time to be silent, and a time to speak.

A time to love, and a time to hate;

a time of war, and a time of peace.


This past Wednesday's reading from Ecclesiastes talks about time, “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every thing under the heavens.”  When you’re at Mass, at adoration, at prayer, take the time to listen.  Pope Francis recently tweeted, “Dear young people, listen within: Christ is knocking at the door of your heart.”  It’s time to take a closer look.


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