Thoughts on Grace. Sabbath Moments are those times when we live in the present moment and find the sacred in the ordinary. Many thanks to Colleen for hosting this meme! Here are some of those special moments:
Mass during the week - Nothing ordinary about this. This is an extraordinary grace and one I am very grateful for.I'm blessed that my parish has a noontime Mass. If there wasn't a noon Mass I'm not sure I'd be able to attend Mass during the week very often. I can't attend a morning Mass because I'm busy getting my daughter ready for school. There is something so special about weekday Mass. I usually go alone and am able to give my full attention to the Lord. Not so on the Sundays. Half the time I am distracted by my daughter sitting beside me. I'm sure those with children can relate! This week I was able to spend a lot of time with God, both at Mass and in prayer. I particularly enjoyed the Old Testament readings from the Book of Genesis. There is something so awe inspiring about meditating on the creation of the world!
Bible study - There's nothing like delving into the word of God! I've been going for a year and a half and we are currently studying the Holy Spirit, so I've been focusing in a special way on the work He does in us and through us.
Prayer - It leaves me awestruck that the Creator of the entire universe meets us in prayer. I'm not sure we'll ever really understand the immensity of this gift. I've had some incredible prayer moments this week and I am very thankful for this treasure. This is a gift that is given to all humans. To think that each of us has the ear of the Almighty. Mind boggling, isn't it?
Ordinary people... extraordinary God.