Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Seeing God in All that Is

"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves." Lk 21:26

What are the great and wonderful works of God that move you most forcefully to fear or contemplation and transformation?

For some, every earthquake, or hurricane is a sign of God's wrath and they warn anyone who will listen that the end of the world is near.  But for others, creation, even when its force is overwhelming, fills them with wonder and awe. St. Francis of Assisi might be the patron saint of these believers. Francis not only praises sun, moon, fire and water, he calls them his sisters and brothers. Gratitude for creation is the ground of Francis' unique spiritual path while disregard of God's creation is the root of sin.

Taking time each day to thank God for all God has done and does can help us grow in the spiritual life. Grateful people exude a joy that both lifts others' spirits and gently challenges them to conversion.

Today, praise God for God's wonderful works.

What most moves you to wonder and awe?

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