Category: Finding God

What Do We Long to See?

Wednesday’s Responsorial Psalm (from Psalm 27) speaks of the deepest longings of our hearts: One thing I ask of God;  this I seek: to dwell in the house of God all the days of my life, that I may gaze on  the loveliness of… Continue Reading “What Do We Long to See?”

What Is God’s Desire . . . My Desire?

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm from Psalm 42 reminds us of our longing for God. And since we are made in the image and likeness of God, it also tells us of God’s longing for us. My soul is thirsting for the living God. As the… Continue Reading “What Is God’s Desire . . . My Desire?”

Where Do You Find God?

In Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 122), the psalmist declares: I rejoiced because they said to me, ‘We will go up to the house of the Lord.’” We so readily recognize churches and cathedrals as houses of God. But where might we find God besides… Continue Reading “Where Do You Find God?”

Sheep Know the Voice of the Shepherd

In Thursday’s Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus tells the Pharisees, “Woe to you!” because they led people in the wrong direction. The Gospel Acclamation prior to this reading is: My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow… Continue Reading “Sheep Know the Voice of the Shepherd”

Let Us Be Like the Deer

                              The entrance antiphon for Monday expresses our desire for God. The reference is Psalm 41:2-3. Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for… Continue Reading “Let Us Be Like the Deer”

Let’s Just Pay Attention!

Whoever does not see God in every place does not see God in any place.” – Rabbi Elimelech Most of us would not identify this fellow as one of our favorite birds. Nonetheless he provides a necessary service to us and the creatures with… Continue Reading “Let’s Just Pay Attention!”

Merton on Gratitude

To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything.” – Thomas Merton

May the Familiar in our Lives Be Transformed

The following quote was posted on “Word for the Day” from Gratefulness.org just last week. One of life’s most fulfilling momemts occurs in the split-second when the familiar is suddenly transformed into the dazzling aura of the profoundly new. ” -Edward B. Lindaman Thinking… Continue Reading “May the Familiar in our Lives Be Transformed”

To Believe in God

God is not too hard to believe in.God is too hard not to believe in it. (in my opinion anyway . . .)

Finding God – Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. – Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB