Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better . . . Luke 10:41-42
Be still, and know that I am God . . . Psalm 46:10
It’s almost 5 am. I’m the only one awake in this very quiet house. Cool air and cricket songs slip through the open windows as touch, sound and scent.
What is Spirit and how do we know it save through these extraordinary bodies of ours? What makes a word or experience spiritual? A scientist turned seminary professor said he never worshipped more rapturously than when witnessing cellular miracles through a microscope. Music and poetry deliver as do certain texts. The everyday beauty of sunsets and new babies and healing and human courage press through the sieve of our senses to delight, encourage, amaze, silence, strengthen and change us.
But only if we notice of course, only when we sit quietly at the open windows of our spirit can these things reach us. Already, I hear neighbors leaving for work, beginning daily their commutes to Indianapolis. The cat is at the window, calling for his breakfast with his crazy, hiccupy meow. The sun is an hour away and already I feel the pull to get busy getting things done. Just a few more minutes . . . . after I feed the cat of course. ~ peace & prayers, pastor annette