No need to recall the past; no need to think about what was done before.
See, I am doing a new deed, even now it comes to light, can you not see it?
We should not take these words about recalling the past literally. We must keep recalling the ways God has been revealed to us in the past and the ways our Church tradition has been shaped.
There is a strong reminder here, though, that our God is always creative. We should not let our respect for the past put limits on God’s activity among us today. In other words we need to resist the attitude and the inner voice that says: ‘This is
new. This cannot be from God.’
‘Can you not see it?’ asks the reading. Can we not see God creating new deeds in our midst?