See Claire Dwyer’s blog: “Even the Sparrow” for more….
Our nation-and the world-are slowly grinding to a standstill in the wake of a virus we were barely aware of a few weeks ago. How quickly things change…it wasn’t part of my ‘plan’ this year to have my kids doing all schoolwork at home, my college son’s commencement canceled, all public Masses halted. I don’t even think it has totally sunk in, honestly. I’ve been wandering around in a daze, trying to figure out what to do next and where to get Lysol wipes and eggs.
I already work from home, so that’s okay…but I’ve never had ‘co-workers’ before who need constant supervision, refereeing, and food every ten minutes. Thank goodness it is spring in Arizona and the weather is gorgeous…lots of outside play. I’m looking for the positives.
I’m also working very, very hard at staying in the moment.
It is the key to everything. Peace, trust, joy, faith. Keeping our eyes on what God is asking of us in each task as it comes, each person as he appears, each prayer as it is formed in our hearts, and leaving the rest to Him. It is the express manifestation of His Will for each instant. Can we stay there, with the Lord, and not be pulled into the past or the future? Regret and fear live there. We do not. And God certainly does not–He lives in an eternal now.
There is no moment when God is not manifest in the form of some affliction, obligation, or duty. – Jean-Pierre de Caussade