August 4

Reflection

We cannot imagine not existing and yet at one time we did not. Life is our greatest gift. We have been gifted by God with vitality, passion and awareness. Although life has its difficult times, it is also filled with love and beauty. It would be a tragedy if we missed living each day aware that God is revealed in the beauty of creation- in the life of each creature and the elements of earth’s landscape. In gratitude for what we have , we are impelled to reach out and share the gifts of life with those whose unfortunate circumstances mar the beauty of their lives. Part of our gratitude for life can be expressed by the depths of our compassion and work for justice.

Prayer

May I be fully alive this day

Action

Today I will try to be attentive to the presence of God in my life and in this world.

Suggested Reading

You show me the path of life, O God,
In your presence there is fullness of joy.
Psalm 16:11

I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance,
until it overflows.
John 10:10

The kingdom of God is within you.
Luke 17:21

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde

 

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