Finding the Elusive God
by Paul Scanlon
God lives in huts and gutters. We hear the challenge in dusty fields and crowded cities, amid suffering and squalor, during tragedy and terror: ... Show synopsis God lives in huts and gutters. We hear the challenge in dusty fields and crowded cities, amid suffering and squalor, during tragedy and terror: ?Where is your God now?? And maybe we wonder that ourselves. But the answer lies right before us. Seeing is believing ? we must simply open our eyes. Through moving stories of his service to the poor in Mexico, Father Paul Scanlon shares how he changed his own vision to see Christ in the ordinary people and extraordinary misery around him. Father Scanlon's moving accounts reveal the challenge he faced in finding God's hand amid ruin, while capturing the deep faith that brings peace to those otherwise without hope. These beautiful anecdotes demonstrate how great love can bring light to our darkest hours. The dignity and humanity of those poor and poor in spirit are a reminder to revisit our perspective on the events in our own lives. Questions for reflection call us to consider how God was present each and every moment of our day. Over time, we will find it easier to answer the question ? ?Where is your God now?? Our God does not hide. He lives in our hearts.