Are you the one?

Much of our area was blanketed with snow overnight. Add to that a mix of freezing drizzle and you have the recipe for some slippery driving. I wasn’t sure I could make it up the hill to Mt. Irenaeus this morning. In fact I got stuck in the slippery snow just yards from the top. I called the Friars and Brother Joe came with the four-wheel drive truck and plow to pull me out. We couldn’t find a hook on my PT Cruiser to which the tow-rope could be attached. He tried to use his plow to make the road less slippery and I backed my car all the way down the hill to make a second go at it. I made it all the way up on the second try thanks in no small measure to Brother Joe cleaning up the road. I made it to Mass about twenty minutes late. I arrived in time for the homily.  Today’s homily was about the gospel.

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ,
he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question,
“Are you the one who is to come,
or should we look for another?”
Jesus said to them in reply,
“Go and tell John what you hear and see:
the blind regain their sight,
the lame walk,
lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear,
the dead are raised,
and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.
And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”–St. Matthew

How often do I ask myself if he is the one or should I expect another? This morning as I sat there helpless on Roberts Road, not sure whether I would be sliding into the ditch I wasn’t sure if he is the one.  I forget most of the time that I’m not in charge and its not up to me.