Sunday, December 22, 2013


So many signs in church today. Roses blooming, one of my favorite hymns, and the angel Gabriel arriving. One clearly a bit more subtle than the other, though perhaps angels appear to us all over the place and we fail to recognize them. Entirely possible.

Our deacon's sermon was particularly on point. While coming to the church, she had noticed a sign on the highway that said "Distracted Driving Kills." She started to ponder the fact that distracted living is an equal killer, but of the spirit instead. When we become so focused on the hectic hustle-bustle of our lives, it is so easy to miss the signs all around us, of faith and love and mercy.

What sign are we watching and waiting for? May we be granted the grace, and the gift of attention and mindfulness, to recognize it when it arrives.

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