ordinary moments

Life gives us no guarantees except death (and maybe taxes). Most people do not think about death on a daily basis, or live as if it is the last.  We rush about, filling our schedules with “life.”  God is even shoe-horned into calendar like any other appointment or event.  In our rush to “live,” overlooking the ordinary moments on our way to the bigger, more important moments is easy.

While visiting various church members today, I was reminded of just how sacred the ordinary moments of our lives are.  Sitting on a shady front porch, napping in the middle of the day, singing “Brown-eyed Girl” energetically while driving, dividing plants to share, taking a deep breath that smells of changing seasons, a subtle smile or a wave goodbye are ordinary moments that we might overlook as places of sacredness.  When I slow down long enough to take a deep breath, I realize that God is right there in the midst of the ordinary.  Apparently, I forgot to let God know that God was scheduled for Sunday morning?

I don’t know why I’m surprised since Jesus said, “I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day, until the end of the age.” That means ordinary moments, the mundane, the boring and the lazy are just as sacred as the “big” moments.

Where was God in your ordinary today?  Did you recognize the sacredness?

Peace be with you, Angela


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