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Be Alert . . . to Find God

Here is some fine advice from Henry David Thoreau:

My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature.

God’s lurking place . . . the dramatic coleus

Knock and the Door Shall Be Opened

Knock and the door shall be opened

Thursday’s Gospel reading from Matthew 7 reads:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

It is good to hear this in Lent.

Perhaps the door we hope will be opened is the ability
to be steadfast in our Lenten practice.
Perhaps the door we need
opened is that of our own heart . . .
that we might be less judgmental.
Or maybe we need a door opened of our understanding of the Scriptures.

And just as God was faithful to Queen Esther (from the today’s first reading from the Book of Esther), we know that God will be faithful to us. And we will say, as our Psalm’s antiphon:

Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

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 face of God?

One of our San Rafael deer