Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wake up to the journey!

"The Kingdom of God is among you."
Luke 17:21

It is interesting to ponder this in today's gospel (Luke 17:20-25). What did Jesus mean exactly? I think Jesus means that we need to wake up and smell the coffee. We can't live in the past and we can't live in the, the here and now, is what we have and we shouldn't miss the beauty of now. In "Pray All Ways," Fr. Ed Hays talks about going on a pilgrimage. "We are called to be pilgrims, for that is what we really are anyway; all our life is but a journey to the Holy, whom we call God." Each step of the journey is important. There may be highlights along the way--special sights to see, experiences, people. But each step we take has significance for the overall journey. If we are only awake and alert for the big attractions, we may miss something amazingly special on a humdrum Thursday in November. God has given us each moment of our lives as gift. Today, let's make sure we relish that! Love, heidi

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