Category: God’s Presence

True Miracles

If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change. – The Buddha

All of Life Is Holy

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves. РTerry Tempest Williams, from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)

The Poet Speaks Again

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the book of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good… Continue Reading “The Poet Speaks Again”

Sacrament

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

Let Us Recognize All of God’s Creation

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. – May Angelou

Created so that We May Rejoice

I am settling into my new home after driving through some of the most beautiful places in the world. It is time to return to my blog, OPreach. But since I haven’t found my stride ye, and have a few trips on the horizon,… Continue Reading “Created so that We May Rejoice”

When Does God Die?

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond… Continue Reading “When Does God Die?”

Grateful – That God Holds It All Together

It is a blessed thing to know that no power on earth, no temptation, no human frailty can dissolve what God holds together. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We Belong to the Maker of the Stars and Starfish

Oh, I am in awe of the maker of galaxies and geese, stars and starfish, mercury and men (male and female) . . . . Sometimes it is the humble awe of knowing that ultimately I belong to God, to the Maker whose thumb… Continue Reading “We Belong to the Maker of the Stars and Starfish”

It’s the Small Things

Attending to the small thing in front of us becomes a way of self-renewal and self-refreshment. – Sharon Salzberg in Lovingkindness