Friday, August 30, 2013

finding God in the minuitae of words


“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.” 
~Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time,

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“The Bible is full of evidence that God's attention is indeed fixed on the little things. But this is not because God is a great cosmic cop, eager to catch us in minor transgressions, but simply because God loves us--loves us so much that we the divine presence is revealed even in the meaningless workings of daily life. It is in the ordinary, the here-and-now, that God asks us to recognize that the creation is indeed refreshed like dew-laden grass that is "renewed in the morning" or to put it in more personal and also theological terms, "our inner nature is being renewed everyday". Seen in this light, what strikes many modern readers as the ludicrous details in Leviticus involving God in the minuitae of daily life might be revisioned as the very love of God. ” 
 The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Woman's "Work"

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What are you doing September 13 to the 15th?

There’s still time to join me at Cedarbrake Renewal Center for the “Writing as Prayer” retreat. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend at one of my favorite retreat centers. Come, follow the sign!

You can write me for more information: mymaria@me.com Or check out the official blurp below, and how to register here


Join us for a weekend exploring writing as a tool for fostering intimate prayer. We will use guided writing exercises, visual and musical props to invite participants into spiritual conversations with the sacred. Anne Klock, flutist, will provide the sacred music for this retreat. NO writing skills are required, only a willingness to ponder and listen—with pen in hand!