Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Glory of God

I came downstairs this morning to find the full moon looking particularly glorious, beaming across the water through a haze of clouds into my living room.  What is it that makes the heart leap at such a sight?

And then, in his Genesee Diary, Henri Nouwen told of an interaction with his spiritual director who explained that he didn't need to get all tangled up trying to work for the glory of God; in fact -- each of us IS the glory of God.  Our job is only to open to that, to allow it to reveal itself in and through us.

It's a very freeing concept, isn't it?  Now if I could only loosen up enough and relax enough to allow that to happen, instead of always worrying about how to MAKE it happen...

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