Reflection 3rd August 2014

Enthusiasm for life
Some things in life are simply too exciting to ignore. They come when we least expect them. They explode into the middle of the mundane and race through our veins faster than our hearts can handle the pressure of them. They leave us in a kind of spiritual shock, a sort of spiritual numbness.

The conversation we doubted we’d ever have is about to happen. The letter we thought would never come arrives. The opportunity we never dreamed would be offered to us is now, unexpectedly, within reach. Life is suddenly different.

Where do such things come from in the midst of the daily, at the center of unrelenting dullness?

Life simply keeps intruding on our plans, our decisions, our certainties, our fears. What can we say to ourselves about such things? Most of all, what is their spiritual meaning for us?

Joan Chittister

(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)

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