Category: Finding God

God’s Glory is above all the Earth

In today’s Responsorial Psalm (Ps. 57) we read, I will give thanks to you among the peoples, O LORD, I will chant your praise among the nations. For your mercy towers to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the skies. Be exalted above the… Continue Reading “God’s Glory is above all the Earth”

Finding God in the Here and Now

We are often inspired by stories of holy people and doubt that we would ever hear God’s voice or experience God’s awesomeness in a burning bush. Yet God probably spoke to the prophets and saints in the most ordinary ways. Elizabeth Barret Browning expresses… Continue Reading “Finding God in the Here and Now”

Loving God’s Creation

I remember reading Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov when I was in high school. If there were quotes like this in Dostoevsky’s books, I missed them entirely. Of course I was 18, and likely not looking in the same way. It is… Continue Reading “Loving God’s Creation”

How Can We Contain God?

King Solomon, who built a great temple to “hold” God, knew that God could not be contained there. Where are the places we try to contain and constrain God? No matter how wonderful and perfect they may seem to be to us, it would… Continue Reading “How Can We Contain God?”

Finding God in Creation

The created world is the primordial sacrament. -Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

How Do We Welcome Christ through the Doors of our Lives?

Today’s responsorial psalm is Psalm 24. We hear: Lift up, you gates, your lintels Reach up you, ancient portals That the King of Glory may come in! Who is this King of Glory? It is each and every person we meet. Let us greet… Continue Reading “How Do We Welcome Christ through the Doors of our Lives?”

As the Deer Longs for Springs of Water . . . .

The first psalm for our morning prayer today is Psalm 42. Like a deer that longs for springs of water, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirst for God, the living God: when shall I come and stand before the… Continue Reading “As the Deer Longs for Springs of Water . . . .”

If You Could Ask for Just One Thing . . .

The following is from today’s responsorial psalm, Psalm 27: One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord and… Continue Reading “If You Could Ask for Just One Thing . . .”

Climbing the Summits – within – to Find God

In the summer of 2003, Sister Abby Newton and I went on a trek with a friend (that I just saw recently), Carolyn Mucelli. Because of timing and other issues, we never made it quite to the tippity-top of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak… Continue Reading “Climbing the Summits – within – to Find God”