Friday, July 6, 2012
by Sister Laura Zelten
Driving home from the Convent last evening, I was listening to NPR and heard a piece on the length of days. July 5 was the longest day of the year. They explained that it had to do with the way the sun rotated around the earth.
As you can tell I am no scientist. Yet, I thought; how do I use these extra hours of sunlight during the summer months? Do I recognize God's presence in the extra hours of light or do I just go on living without being aware of the change in day light? So, last evening I lived a bit more intentionally and before I went to sleep I took stock of my extra hours of light. I found that being intentional caused me to see things differently. I noticed the beauty of the sunset. I studied the colors of the roses as a watered them. I was aware of the different song birds at evening. And I was able to appreciate the beauty of Sr. Marietta's herb garden as we talked together.
This next week my hope is to live a bit more intentional and to be aware of God's presence in all things.
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