© Beth A. Richardson, betharichardson.com
Creating God, you created the birds, the mushrooms, the sea monsters of the deep — and you created me. Open my eyes, my ears, and my senses today that I may become one with your living mystery. Amen.
I will greet the hidden, living mystery in today.
I spotted these mushrooms at the beginning of a hike I took in Colorado. They are mysterious creations of God.
Where have you seen "the living mystery"?
This is one of my favorite books by Flora Wuellner. She guides readers to a place where we can look at our wounds and begin to, little by little, offer them to God for healing. Wuellner says, "God does not send us pain. God is not a wounder or punisher. This is important to understand as our trust in God grows. But neither does God let our wounds be wasted. The Comforter, the Holy Spirit, will not remove the lines of hard-won experience from our faces. A new power of light, the light of the divine passionate compassion, will shine through those lines on our faces.
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.”