Friday, 8 May 2009

Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.

We are a people filled with contradictions. We say we have a God of love and then struggle to keep to the rules and avoid sin. When we fail we fill ourselves with guilt.

Surely the price has been paid for our sin. Not that we should take it for granted and sin as much as we like. Isn’t this something we should celebrate?

Wouldn’t it make more sense if we used our energy to learn how to trust the God of love. We try to twist Gods arm with our super human struggle to make ourselves saints? Shouldn’t we rather learn how to enjoy becoming what God wants us be ?

Isn’t that to be found in the ordinariness of everyday life, in all the gifts that come our way each day ? The opportunities to laugh, eat, comfort, sustain, drive, walk, sing, shout, sleep, to shop, to touch, fear . . .

Thanks be to God for the ordinariness of our everyday gifts. How true it is that Richard Rohr says, “God comes to us disguised as our life.”

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