Earth's crammed with heaven ~ and every common bush afire with God... E.B.B.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything.
Thomas Merton
Thoughts in Solitude

Morning Prayer brings this line to me.
So here I am...
Looking...
Looking hard into that situation...
Trying to find the love of God...
I want to say "there it is!"...
I want to see....
But I can only say "I believe it's there"...
Even though I cannot see it...
Yet...
Even though...
I make up my answers...
Try to put God’s love into the places I’d expect it to be...
The proverbial square peg in a round hole...
Here I sit with the mystery...
Recognition...
God’s love...
Working in me...

Hours later I am in the shower and without warning His mercies rain down-
The love of God is first and always merciful.
Myself
My Thoughts in Solitude

They wash over me...
Mercy within Mercy within Mercy (TM said this too, doesn't every Christ follower)

Sometimes I struggle so hard against what isn't that I miss His mercies in what is...

"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
                                                                  1Thessalonians 5:18

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