Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Living Alleluia

Every part of your life can be a beautiful hymn that tugs at the heart of the Lord. Jesus sanctified every aspect of human existence during his life here on earth. Your very breath glorifies God. As do all the little things that make up the course of your daily life. Work, play, household tasks...we have numerous opportunities each and every day to compose a living Alleluia to our Lord. Is there anything that cannot be done in the name of God? Is there anything that cannot be used to compose this glorious love song?

Sin. Sin is the only thing I can think of that does not glorify God. Everything else can be a tool of grace to compose the incredible song that is your life. There are many people who separate their daily tasks from their spiritual lives not understanding that it is these very same duties, done for love, that make us holy. God is very easy to please. We do Him a terrible injustice when we think of Him as a hard taskmaster. All He asks is that we live our day-to-day lives humbly and with love. He'll take care of the rest.

6 comments:

  1. A good reminder, Mary. Just put one step in front of the other - nothing heroic - just simply loving in the companionship of the Holy Family and our great family of saints. This is the thought I comfort myself with when things seem way too hard. I join my alleluia to yours.

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Barb! Our Lady had this kind of simplicity down pat. That's what makes her such a tremendous model of virtue for humanity to follow.

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  3. A living Alleluia-how beautiful!

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  4. Thanks Anne! I loved your Autumn poem and I wish fall would linger for a few more months at least :)

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