Wednesday, September 23, 2015

From My Commonplace: On Sacramental Moments

"Beyond the official rites and sacraments, there are an untold number of sacramental acts available to us.  God reveals himself through the stuff of this world.  I have known God's grace while holding my daughter's hand, while feeling a cool breeze, while smelling a flower, while opening a gift, while kissing my wife, and through thousands of other ordinary moments. Each of these are sacramental.  God is always revealing himself, showing himself, and loving us through his creation.  Don't overlook even the smallest way in which our Father wants to be present to you today." (p.167-168)
~Thomas McKenzie, The Anglican Way

My Bookbag This Week:
Devotional: Job with a commentary: Job: The Wisdom of the Cross (Ash)
Theological or Christian Living:  Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Butterfield)
AO Book Discussion Group: Ivanhoe (Scott)
On Education: Mind to Mind (Mason and Glass)
Shakespeare: Hamlet (aiming to read a scene-a-day alongside my daughter's Shakespeare class at our co-op.  Don't we all need a little more Shakespeare in our lives?!)
Novel/Biography/Memoir: Between Books at the Moment
Read-Alouds with the Children:  The Little White Horse (Goudge), Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan), Charlotte's Web (White)

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1 comment:

  1. Sacred moments, indeed. I'd quibble with the term sacrament, reserving that to what Christ instituted, but the sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!