Awareness

Life’s Little Things

I recently asked God for the grace to notice God more in life’s little things. I’m reminded of the French film Amélie. Amélie likes to notice “the details that no one else sees”. She cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain… cracking créme brulée […]

Hands

Have you ever just looked at your hands? I mean, meditate on them. A couple months ago I was on retreat writing in my journal and for some reason my […]

Ritual at Death

The other morning I got myself out of bed to go to a 9am weekday Mass at a local church just a few minutes from where I live. When I got there I noticed there was a cantor and organist present. Odd, I thought, for a daily Mass. As the […]

What do you want?

What do you want? That’s right. What do you want from God? Fame? Fortune? What is your deepest desire? It seems like a question we’d only get after rubbing a magic lamp. But the truth is, God asks us that question every day. Maybe if you really thought about it you wouldn’t […]