Routines, habits and disciplines support a sense of calm stability. While in Kansas City, all my routines are upset for the care of my in-laws. Last night, as I fell asleep my last thoughts turned to the still quiet Presence of God, I whispered, “I missed you today.”
Of course God was in my busy service and loving attention. I missed the conscious time of being with God that nurtures my service. Prayer is our way of reaching out to God with what is going on. Five thousand years of spiritual wisdom teaches it is best to have a discipline such as; time of day, chair you sit in, routine of reflection, reading, and opening to God’s Presence. And it is also important in the spiritual life to have our routines upset.
When our routines are upset, space is available for a new perspective to arrive. Serving invites me to see God in a new way. As does this intensely unique time in our society invite us to see what God needs of the church and us at this time.
What new perspective is God inviting in all the upset for you? What ways are you invited to grow in caring for others? Even those of us who claim to be Christian for a long time are always becoming a more clear reflection of God’s love.
Spiritual habits create inner stability during times of uncertainty and upset. Our prayer Almighty, God to you all hearts are open invites us to be refreshed by our connection with God.
The resources in this email are meant to support your becoming in Christ. My prayer is for our parish during this prolonged time physically apart to deepen in commitment to spiritual community.
I will see you on Zoom on Sunday and be returning to Northfield over the weekend some time.
With you on the journey