225 – Perspective – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Have you found some time over the last few weeks to “prepare” for Thanksgiving Day this year?  You know I don’t mean making your menu and buying the “fixings” for the big day, don’t you?

Those things are important but so is a spirit of thankfulness and gratitude.  It helps us to recall what is meaningful in our lives and what makes our lives meaningful.  As we call those to mind, we can often see things in a better light.

I recently came across these words from Henri Nouwen,

Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.

What has helped you over the last weeks to make the move Nouwen describes?

What helps you see God “in all of life” and not just in those moments you set aside for God?
What helps you see God in both the easy and hard times and see God as more than a means out of the hard times?
When you remember “God in gratitude,” what fills your heart and mind?

Charles

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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