How Everything Matters

by Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

This is what I want to try to say:

How everything, everything matters
How each choice of each moment
Supports or suppresses the creation
Of the kin-dom of God

How the spiritual life is about
A heart in tune with the
Constant dynamic reality
Of the presence of the Holy
In all things
At all times

How the vision is always larger
Than the task and the “how” of the task
Helps or hinders the vision
Accomplishment redefined
In the moment-to-moment making
(And receiving)
Of the kin-dom we seek

How the future we strain to see exists right now
In these concrete details, realities, bodies before us
How the future is not manufactured but discovered
In the places we are in and
In the people we choose to love in these places

How a heart fully awake is a heart at prayer
How love, no matter how foolish, is the best strategy
How the inefficient way is sometimes most efficient
When the aim is alignment
With the “slow work”* of God

How everything, everything matters

*Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

2 Comments on “How Everything Matters

  1. Katie: Thank you. Beautiful! DRB

    How everything, everything matters
    How each choice of each moment
    Supports of suppresses the creation
    Of the kin-dom of God

    [Should “of” be “or”?]

  2. “How love, no matter how foolish, is the best strategy” is a quote I’m going to post somewhere in the house, maybe in several places, so that I will be reminded every day of this wisdom. You, dear amazing woman, are a gift beyond my meager language skills to describe. you bless my life beyond measure, and make me grateful every day.

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