Thursday, January 22, 2009
"Time is the gift of realization that wherever we are, whatever is happening, is the stuff of God."*
On inauguration day this week, members of my regularly scheduled spiritual formation group decided we would yield to the Obamas and cancel our meeting for that day. But during my morning devotion time I came upon the quote above and decided to send it to each of the group members. One member of the group e-mailed me back with a comment about the quote. I asked if I could relay her story here.....
Cyndi commenting...."Often I hear myself saying "this occurrence or that was a God thing. I'm sure God is pleased and happy that I've noticed.
Now, in light of the quote you sent, I'm remembering my oldest son's college graduation day, which was a big deal event. Said son turned to his Dad and me and thanked us for all we had done THAT DAY. It was very sweet and I smiled, but his Dad echoed my thoughts when he said, "Just today?!?" "Kids!" we both said.
"Kids!" says God."
And isn't it so.....we do often thank our Creator for the blessings of the day but oh my, there are so many days we take for granted. We should do better, don't you think?
*words from p.60 in the book - "Lectio Divina - Contemplative Awakening and Awareness" by Christine Valters Paintner and Lucy Wynkoop, OSB
Photo taken 12/23/09 SS - The Cloisters/Medieval Art and Architecture of the Metropolitan Museum of Art/NYC - St. Lawrence and the Treasures of the Church