Wake Up And Live
We live and move in a wonder-filled world. Yet, through lack of thought, we can miss out on these delight-filled happenings. Capture again the sense of wonder that we had as a child. The dictionary tells us that the word “wonder” means a feeling of surprise or puzzled interest.
What did you see on the way to Church this morning, we might ask ourselves. “Oh, I saw the sky, the trees, the houses, the streets.” We might say this and then leave it go at that. How well, if we could see these “ordinary things” through the eyes of wonder. We need to be poets to express our view of these things in words that show another aspect of these “ordinary things.” A few examples follow to show what we mean:
. . . “birds perched on snowy boughs in silent presence . . .
. . . “skeleton-like trees with their boughs reaching to heaven . . .
. . . “snowflakes falling in silent procession . . .
. . . “white coated roofs with smoke slowly curling from their chimneys”. . .
With this new, fresh vision, we see these everyday sights and appreciate their beauty ever so much more. How quickly our hearts lift up in prayer to God for the splendid world He has put us into. You will receive much more from life in making these efforts to use poetic words for these everyday sights. Have confidence that every one of us has the talent to create words and expressions that give a special meaning to all we see. Write them down and tell others of your newly coined descriptions!
For my long time followers, you probably recognize the icon above – used on many of my past bulletins while a parish priest. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past.
Fr. George Mc Kenna