Finding Wonder in the Everyday
Review posted April 5, 2009.
Beacon Press, Boston, 2002. 155 pages.
Finding God in the ordinary is a way of seeing the world. It's a willingness to suspect God when no other fingerprints match. When we encounter the sublime, terrible, inexplicable, we can stop silent in our tracks and whisper the words of Jacob as he awoke from his ladder dream: "Surely the Lord was in this place and I did not know it." Or we can shrug it off as a weird coincidence.
Here's a little book of musings about everyday events and what they mean in the bigger picture. I actually read this book over breakfast, one short chapter per day.
A nice opportunity to stop and think for a moment, instead of simply letting life rush past.