Saturday, October 25, 2008

God Watching Day 25

"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now." Matthew 6:34a The Message

Our convention is over for another year. Once again I was surprised that we are better than I ever think we are going to be. You'd think I'd get it by now that this is after all God's work, and that in some way that I do not understand we are able to get out of our own way when we come together for this time and the stuff that we were going to fight about...somehow we figure it out. Maybe it's because it's so much harder to fight when you are wrapped in prayer or when you have broken bread together. But the stuff that seems very contentious ahead of time seems to lose a lot of it's ire and get resolved.

Maybe it's because I'm away from home, or have been distracted by convention and churchy stuff, but I have been feeling a little better. I had a moment today sitting in the convention when I felt, just for a little while, "found" again. Like I remembered myself. Who I was, what I was all about and why I was doing what I was doing, what the whole point of everything was and that it was all really for something, the stuff that kicked off this whole falling shoe business. It was brief but it was good and God was in it. And for now, that is enough.

2 comments:

Jan said...

I'm glad.

mompriest said...

I have found the same to be true in the Diocese of Chicago...too new here to know it is so in this place....but I suspect it is. I suspect you are correct that something about prayer and breaking bread envelopes us and for a time our divisions cease.

Those brief moments when we are aware of God holding us, when the experience is visceral and mystical at the same time, are precious....glad that happened for you in this time.