Friday, March 15, 2013

Silent Wonder

Silent wonder beckons us to be aware, to step into God’s world, to see as God sees, and to take nothing for granted. Such wonder can be poisoned by cynicism and the need to analyze or trivialize or dissect, or by a silence of negativity and withdrawal. And our response may become- “It’s just too ordinary after all. I've seen that before”- whether it be the subtlety of light falling upon a monastery wall, the drama of a sunset or the kindness of a friend. Silent wonder is the way of faith and deference to God's way of acting in our midst.

Photo of dusk at the Abbey by Charles O'Connor