Category: God’s Presence

May We Always Find the Capacity to Appreciate

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. – Abraham Maslow

See What Is Here Now

Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find. – Ann Patchett

Watching for Wonder

Human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders. – E. B. White

Finding Miracles

To me the sea is a continual miracle, the fishes that swim — the rocks — the motion of the waves — the ships, with men in them — what stranger miracles are there? – Walt Whitman

Every Creature Teaches Us of God

Every creature is a word of God and a book about God. – Meister Eckhart

God in All Things

Either we acknowledge that God is in all things, or we have lost the basis for seeing God in anything. – Richard Rohr

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. – Terry 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