April 23

Reflection

Wherever we turn, O God, there is your face
In the light of the moon and patterns of stars
In sacred mountain rifts and ancient groves|
in mighty seas and creatures of the deep.
In the light of eyes we love
In the salt of tears we have tasted
In weathered countenances east and west
In the soft skin glow of the child everywhere.
Wherever we turn, O God, there is your face.
Philip Newell

 Prayer

 May I learn to see God in all creation.

Action

 Try not to only be aware of the surface of life. Take time to notice beauty and find the touch and presence of the Creator everywhere.

Suggested Reading

 Sing to God a new song; sing to God all the earth.
Psalm 96:1 

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
Paul Dirac

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

God is the most beautiful, and beauty is the expression of God. If you can’t appreciate beauty in the world how can you understand God?”
Amit Ray 

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo

For as the body is clad in the cloth, and the flesh in the skin, and the bones in the flesh, and the heart in the bulk, so are we soul and body clad and enclosed in the goodness of God: yea, and more home lie, for all they vanish and waste away, the goodness of God is ever whole and more near to us without any comparison.
Julian of Norwich

God’s beneficence streams out from the morning sun, and his love looks down upon us from the starry eyes of midnight. It is his solicitude that wraps us in the air, and the pressure of his hand, so to speak, that keeps our pulses beating. O! it is a great thing to realize that the Divine Power is always working; that nature, in every valve and every artery, is full of the presence of God.
E.H. Chapin

What a joy it is to look at loved ones, flowers, trees, the sky, bird, mountains, babies, and sunsets, to mention a very few things, and know how special they really are. What a joy it is to see the hand of God around you constantly, even in a troubled world.”
Van Harden

 

 

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