The spiritual life is, at root, a matter of seeing. It is all of life seen from a certain perspective. It is waking, sleeping, dreaming, eating, drinking, working, loving, relaxing, recreating, walking, sitting, standing, and breathing. . . . Spirit suffuses everything; and so the spiritual life is simply life, wherever and whatever, seen from the vantage point of spirit.
May I live life fully.
During Lent focus on the fact that living life fully and with a depth of perception is holy. Accept who and where you are as the place where your goodness and desire for the holy is to be found.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8
We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
One of the central motivations for holiness in the New Testament is to be who you are, to understand your identity and your union in Christ and to live that way.
The great lesson from the true mystics is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends, and family.”
Nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see. On the contrary, everything is sacred.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The challenge of the saints of the twenty-first century is to begin again to comprehend the sacred in the ten thousand things in our world; to reverence what we have come to view as ordinary and devoid of spirit.
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.
Daily life is the stuff of which high sanctity can be made.
A spirituality of everyday life is everything we do, all day long, that builds up the commonwealth of God.
We all have the potential to come alive through the ordinary, rather than waiting for something extraordinary to awaken our energy and passion.
Edward Espe Brown
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all.