Saturday, July 4, 2015

In All Things

The linden tree on the east side of the monastery's breezeway is in full flower. It's sweet odor wafts all over. And when we come near the tree, we hear it buzzing with bees busy at all the tiny florets. We recall these words from Laudato Si, which we heard recently in the refectory reading:

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face. The ideal is not only to pass from the exterior to the interior to discover the action of God in the soul, but also to discover God in all things.

Tomorrow we begin our annual retreat. All week long we will try to notice the loving presence of the Lord Jesus in all things, drawing us to Himself over and over.