Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I've had simular encounters several times since then. Driving on a highway. Sitting in a NYC subway car. At work when I think back on the people I came in contact with that day and wonder if I gave them anything of value, anything that might hint at how precious they are.
Last weekend, I went back to Michigan to visit my family. As I was getting off the plane, I found myself unreasonably frustrated about how slowly everyone seemed to be moving. Out of nowhere, this thought entered my mind, "What if you didn't see people as in your way? What if you saw them as placed there for you to love?" I thought of this song and prayed for grace.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
All day long, I've been trying to think of something wonderful to say about the spiritual father of the Poor Clares, but what I keep coming back to it this - St. Francis wouldn't want me to. I think nothing would make him happier than to spend a few minutes in joyful praise of God and the infinite ways He reveals Himself to us, the children He loves. I love this version of St. Francis' most well known and loved hymn. Take your laptop someplace private and sing along!