Glorious

Wondrous acts are unfolding in the midst of everything.

(Listen to my song “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 78:4

We do not keep them from our children; we recount them to the next generation, the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD and his strength, the wonders that he performed.

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It’s easy to miss the miracles happening all around us each moment.

It’s happening in nature, in our bodies, in the earth, in the skies, and in the grand expanses of the universe.

But many times we focus on the human-made delusions that spring from egomania.

Instead of love being our motivation, it’s greed and fear.

We must wake up!

We need to make it a regular practice to pass along to the next generation “the praiseworthy deeds” of God!

We need to tell them the wonders that God performed!

That means, of course, that we must pay attention to those wonders.

This takes a contemplative approach to life.

It takes being a mystic.

As Richard Rohr puts it, “Mysticism is about the experiential knowledge of God…not just textbook definitions.”

Or as the late Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner wrote, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic, or he will not exist at all (in Theological Investigations XX, 149).”

Mysticism, he wrote, is “a genuine experience of God emerging from the very heart of our existence.” 

Are you awake to the sacred in your midst?

A contemplative prayer practice will be very helpful if not essential.

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Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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