Hope all’s well.
As I was saying last week there, I came across something which I found helpful and I thought I might share it with you.
It’s exercises to feel and touch God through the senses.
So, it’s a little exercise focusing on a sense each day and with a little piece of sacred scripture seeing how we can deepen our awareness of the presence of God.
Today’s exercise is See / Look at
Here’s a couple of lines from scripture
Psalm 63:2. ‘Let me see you in the sanctuary; let me see how mighty and glorious you are’ and
Matthew 6: 26 & 28. ‘Look at the birds in the sky....look how the wild flowers grow...’
Now, maybe take a coffee and sit in the garden, or find a quiet corner somewhere, or when you’re out for your lockdown walk, take time to look at creation and discover what is really there.
Focus your attention on one created thing that grabs your attention. Contemplate every detail of it.
Now look at your own life. What do you see?
When you look, know, be aware of God’s loving presence and deep concern for even the trivial aspects of your daily life.
The whole of creation is God’s work, and just as he very lovingly takes care of all his creatures, so too does he have that same care in a particular way for every person - for you and for me.
St Augustine tells us : ‘Why climb the mountains or go into the valleys of the world for Him who dwells within us?’
Remember, the church will be open on Wednesday from 12noon until 3pm if you wish to pop in for a quiet prayer. Remember, bring your face covering.
If you are popping in for a visit, you’re asked not to stay for too long. This will ensure that as many people as possible can use the limited time and space, and because shorter visits reduce virus risk. Maybe 15-minutes max.
As parishes have been asked to obtain a list of those who come to church in case the NHS needs contact details if someone who has attended church should become ill, the parish stewards will ask you for your contact details.
Tomorrow’s sense to reflect on will be Listen.
Hope you have a good day