Eclipse

Did you stand still and look up last night? On my way to meet with our daughter and her wedding coordinator, I got a glimpse of the misshapen moon. I was disappointed to miss it’s full glory, but excited to find that my seat at Red Robin gave me the best view of the event I could have asked for. Small blessings.

“We get so preoccupied with ourselves, the words we speak, the plans and projects we conceive that we become immune to the glory of creation. We barely notice the cloud passing over the moon or the dewdrops clinging to the rose leaves.The ice on the pond comes and goes. The wild blackberries ripen and wither.The blackbird nests outside our bedroom window. We don’t see her. We avoid the cold and the heat. We refrigerate ourselves in summer and entomb ourselves in plastic in winter. We rake up every leaf as fast as it falls.We are so accustomed to buying prepackaged meats and fish and fowl in supermarkets we never think and blink about the bounty of God’s creation.We grow complacent and lead practical lives.We miss the experience of awe, reverence, and wonder.”
Brennan Manning, Ragamuffin Gospel
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Published in: on February 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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