Monday, January 10, 2011

Greeting the Day, by Karen Burton Mains

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«Most of us have forgotten how to greet the day. The knowledge is all but lost to us that a new day is sacred: a gift from God, a rare and precious gift. A new day brings with it another opportunity to start all over, to raise one's head from the pillow with a glad heart, to watch the clouds roll across the dark sky now diffusing pink, and to breathe that child prayer of gratitude, "Oh, God, life again. Again, one more day of life."
 We must relearn how to stand in awe, how to face for a moment the eastern sky with praise and thanksgiving and allow our hearts to be filled with a corresponding inner daybreak of adoration.
  We must learn to not ever take for granted - no matter how pain-filled our life - that we are alive and the earth still turns on its axis, that evil has not wobbled the world off its course while we slept; and we must understand this sacramental symbol, this reenactment of life which comes ressurrecting every twenty-four hours.
  Celebrating each new day helps us develop the ability to be grateful for all new moments and for the God who is in each one. The discipline of celebrating each new day influences our attitude toward all of life.
  A new day signifies: The Lord of mornings is still sovereign over the world.»

2 comments:

Mari said...

Those are good thoughts. I must admit that I don't greet the day, but instead wish I could stay in bed!

Lara Gisela said...

Me too Mari! But maybe we can change this!!!