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The Blessings of Gratitude

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Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.
– Jalaluddin Rumi

Where Do You Find God?

Door of the Duomo (cathedral) in Siena, Italy

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 in buildings of wood and stone? Are there places where we would find God more often than our weekly trip to church? Are there places that God might feel more comfortable? Places that are not so unapproachable?

Let’s Just Pay Attention!

Whoever does not see God in every place does not see God in any place.”

– Rabbi Elimelech

Turkey vulture at Bolinas Lagoon

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 whom we share this planet. Let us pay attention and find God here, too!

Where else should we look?

Merton on Gratitude

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

– Thomas Merton

Recognizing God in the wild mushroom!

Finding God in Creation

The created world is the primordial sacrament.

-Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

Finding the Creator in God's creation