Finding God in the Interruptions

Surely this doesn’t happen to you.

Imagine being in the middle of an engrossing project, one that needs to be finished within the hour/day/week. And along comes a person/phone call/incident that interrupts this all-important (truly) task. It’s not hard for me to imagine myself grumbling and complaining at that point about the interruption, whether it’s a thing or a person. Probably that’s never happened to you.

A friend of mine (Kathleen Bryant, RSC) sent me this quote today. I think I’ll post it everywhere I can see it, so that the next time the interruptions come along I can receive them with grace. They probably wear the face of God.

If you haven’t already adopted a Lenten practice by now (we’re in the 3rd week of Lent), this would be a good one. I think I’ll add it for the remaining 3 weeks.


Even though you have a lot of work to do
If you think of it as wonderful
And if you feel it as wonderful
It will transform into energy of 
Joy and fire
Instead of becoming a burden.

– Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

Chrissy Field pier at dusk

2 Comments on “Finding God in the Interruptions

  1. Thanks Kathleen! What a beautiful reminder and picture. I have the poem on the inside of my substitute folder. I think I’ll print it up again with the picture. XO’s

  2. Glad you like the poem, Maureen. Kathy sent it to me today. I’m fond of the picture, too. I took it on a morning walk in San Francisco. Peace, Pat

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