HOLY UNFOLDING

Lenten Practice: Lectio Divina
Daily Act: Write a note to someone to let them know how their life is integral to God’s unfolding story.
Weekly Prayer Phrase: Repeat this phrase slowly as you breathe deeply. You may choose to memorize this phrase and repeat it throughout your day.

“LIVING WORD, LIVE THROUGH ME.”

by Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

There is nothing insignificant in you
And nothing is ever wasted

There is a holy unfolding within you
That is part of the holy unfolding around you
You participate in what is being written
Whether you intend to or not

The question is-
What words are being written with your life?

We are the story
The future will read
When they are seeking to understand
The God beyond understanding

There is nothing too small in you
To live this
Everything matters

Even our failures will say something
About the God who uses everything
In holy ways

God’s unfolding story is
The sacred already resident in each moment
Waiting for release

God’s is a story of redemption-
Of imperfect people
Graced with divine potential
Living their ordinary lives
And discovering the extraordinary
Along the way

Burning bush while tending the sheep
Luminous cloud atop a mountain
Star unusually bright signaling hope in the night
Mostly we stumble into the sacred
On the way to something else

It could be you
It could be me
Who sees in the midst of everything else
How the holy is beckoning
How something is straining
To come to birth
In us
Through us
With us

Sometimes the story is simply
How God was present
When we did not see
When we did not know
When we could not feel
What was there all along

And sometimes we write the story with effort
Laboring to make space for the
Long arc, which bends toward justice
To stretch across this time and place

The story is written also in what is small
The ways you live when no one is watching
What you buy and
What you eat and
Where you work and
Who you love
All of it the storyline of
God’s life seeking expression
Through you

There is nothing insignificant in you
And nothing is ever wasted

There is a holy unfolding within you
That is part of the holy unfolding around you
You participate in what is being written
Whether you intend to or not

The question is-
What words are being written with your life?

“Now in this moment, now in this day, God is creating and leading the way. Life is behind us, life is before, we write the story not heard before.”

Community of Christ Sings #96, Barbara and Richard Howard

6 Comments on “HOLY UNFOLDING

  1. Thanks, Katie. A beautiful reminder that everything counts.

  2. I am touched, changed by the words you have reflected here. Thank you.

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