There was no debating that WONDER was my oneword2015 – yet confirmation is always welcome!
I am reading Brennan Manning’s Souvenirs of Solitude and chapter 4 nailed it!
St. Augustine in his commentary on Psalm 148, “God is made manifest by the heavens and the earth,” asked, “Does God proclaim Himself in these wonders?” And he replied,
No, all things proclaim Him, all things speak. Their beauty is the voice by which they announce God, by which they sing, “It is you who made me beautiful, not me myself but you.” When do the heavens and the earth cry aloud like that? At the moment you discover what they conceal. It’s your reflection upon them, it’s the attention with which you regard them, that opens their voices to cry aloud, “How beautiful is the One who made us.” Remember Jesus who never ceased to marvel at the beauty of creatures: “See that lily over there, I tell you Solomon in all his glory never looked as beautiful as that.”
In this chapter Brennan was talking about the beauty of the Eucharistic Liturgy and urging us to evaluate the inner attitude of our souls when we go to the Lord’s Table. Is our love genuine and generous? I like that, to love Christ generously. [tweetthis]I like that, to love Christ generously.[/tweetthis]
Lord, I’m not free — but who wants to be?
You’re all that matters in my life.
I don’t want to be free of my hunger for your bread.
I don’t want to be free of my thirst for your word.
I don’t want to be free of my desire for your will.
I don’t want to be free of my longing for your presence.
I don’t want to be free of my need to be taken up, taken over, joined to you.
Lord, may I never be free from wanting you.
Today, I add…I never want to lose the WONDER of being Yours, Abba.