God In All Things

The funny thing about the spiritual life is how funny it can be. God sometimes surprises us with out-of-the-blue winks that bring us to laughter and remind us of the joy life can be. Even on our most depressing days our eye catches a couple squirrels chasing each other and we smile. We see a baby make eye contact with us and we remember the simple pleasure of a smile. These moments are sometimes fleeting, but they are constant reminders as to how God reaches out to us in joy.

My wife and I occasionally pray Evening Prayer together from the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours. Several months ago there was a canticle from St Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (2:6-11) about how every knee will bend and all will proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord. Sarah and I go back and forth taking turns reading each strophe. I read the…

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