Monday, January 4, 2016

Where is God?

“Sir, I believe that whenever one person shows respect for another person, there is God…”
Richard Rohr, “Hungry and You Fed Me”

Fr. Richard Rohr recounts a time he was doing retreats in India and became ill due to something he ate. A young Hindu boy was asked to care for him and he, devotedly, met every need Fr. Rohr had as he recovered. Father asked him one day, “Who is God for you?” And the lad answered with the quote above. When I read this in “Give Us This Day” yesterday, I got teary. We tend to make our God stuff so complicated! When, in reality, it is quite simple. We can see God when we love and respect others….friends, family, strangers. God is there whenever a kind word is shared, even a simple “good morning” to a stranger. God is in every simple act of respect and kindness, the tiniest one. Let's remember this beautiful truth as we begin a new year! And, as we do, we will see God everywhere! Love, heidi

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