Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Acts 16:16-34

Easter 7 - Year C

Acts 16:16-34

Who knows what you will find on your way to a place of prayer! So, designate your next travel destination as a place of prayer.

Going to the car - go to a place of prayer.
Going to get groceries - go to a place of prayer.
Going for a walk - go to a place of prayer.
Going to visit __(their name here)__ - go to a place of prayer.
Going to work - go to a place of prayer.
Going to bed - go to a place of prayer.
Going to study - go to a place of prayer.
Going to commit a crime - go to a place of prayer.

See if that changes how you use your car (maybe you'll listen to a different station or yield when you didn't absolutely have to).

See if that changes what food you get (more veggies and less red meat) and whether you get extra for the community pantry.

See if that changes how you can see the neighborhood or the woods (in more detail).

See if that changes what your conversation is about (how is it with your soul and with mine and our).

See if that changes your engagement with task and money earned (try The Complete Idiot's Guide to Spirituality in the Workplace).

See if that changes your dreams (a vision of how you might participate in a better future).

See if that changes accumulated knowledge into understanding (move from information to implementation).

See if that changes your options (how one might build up rather than tear down).

Remember - you can always be on the way to a place of prayer.

For now we will leave the spirituality of not escaping for another time and simply ask about everyday life. The theory is that careful attention here will open us to making a difference (fast or slow) in someone else's life and simply being faithful in difficult moments.
 

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