© Beth A. Richardson, betharichardson.com
God of love, may everything I do become an expression of your love. Amen.
Each task performed with love is a tribute to God.
When I think of "insignificant tasks performed with love" [Christopher Maricle in today's quote], it reminds me of feeding the birds. Feeding, watering, and watching the birds is, I believe, an act of prayer. This female cardinal was waiting for her turn at the bird feeder after an ice storm several years ago.
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of love. If you feel comfortable, share with others about your "insignificant tasks performed with love."
I found this book to be very helpful as I struggle to focus on the important things in life. The author found himself in a crisis of faith and decided to try to answer the question, "What did Jesus consistently say and do during his public ministry that would be instructive for us?" His journey of exploration led to this book. Each chapter looks at a different "Jesus Priority" such as Heal, Love, Pray, Spread the Word, and Accept Children as Precious.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”