When we endlessly ruminate over distant times, we miss extraordinary things in the present moment. These extraordinary things are,
in actual fact, all we have: the here and now.
“In the silence of a midwinter dusk, there is a sound so faint that for all you can tell it may be only the sound of the silence itself. You hold your breath to listen. You are aware of the beating of your heart. The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.”
Quote: Frederick Buechner
Photo: Jay Johnson
Our spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, expecting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination or prediction. This, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control.
We have no idea what tomorrow will bring,
but today is overflowing with potential.
Quote: Allan Lokos