“My life depends on engaging the most ordinary physical activities with the most exquisite attention I can give them. My life depends on ignoring all touted distinctions between the secular and the sacred, the physical and the spiritual, the body and the soul. What is saving my life now is becoming more fully human, trusting that there is no way to God apart from real life in the real world.” – Barbara Brown Taylor, from An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
Do you tend to put God in a box reserved for Sundays and special occasions when you really need a “dose of the divine”? I hope not because God has a thing about boxes–breaking out of them, that is. The Creator of the universe will not be confined, no matter how lovely and charming the container.
And you can’t leave God safely tucked away in the church building either. Nope. God is out the door when you are, flowing into the world in both subtle actions and exquisite love.
The Creator of the universe is intimately woven into every fiber of being, every strand of DNA, and every seed that sprouts and brings forth new life. This is not to say that God is some cosmic micro-manager but rather an all encompassing ever-presence.
This means that as each one of us engages in the daily activities and interactions of thanks-living, God is with us. Where you go, God goes; where God goes, you go. Removing the distinctions, as the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor says in the passage above, helps us to live more fully into the reality and intent the Divine One has for all of our lives.
Look for evidence of the sacred, for God-sightings, in all aspects and moments of your life. You will find them if you look. As you do, give thanks. This is the day that the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! (Psalm 118:24)
Blessings on each day, each minute, and each breath of your life.