I’ve been reading a beautiful book, written in Benedictine tradition, A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary by Macrina Wiederkehr. Beautiful! It gives you a sense of peace as you open up the pages and it guides you in a sense of calm when perhaps life is filling you up with the willy nillys; it is so busy!
From page 76, ” The hour is coming when you will worship out of who you are. The hour is coming when you will realize that the spirit and the truth live within you. You are a portable chapel. Remember the sanctuary within.”
As Macrina mentions however, Abraham went about stacking stones in all sorts of amazing places! He responded to the sense of holiness and God’s presence to him by building little altars all over the place. I’m sort of like that and my students sometimes wonder about it….I am in awe of such simple life experiences and so amazed by so many landscapes/places! It is a marvelous thing to live so close to a river…and to see the mountains each clear morning just west on the horizon. I am so fortunate for all of this….and I celebrate all of the places where I could easily stack my stones! These are Holy places! I will never forget them!
Have you a place that you treasure so much that you would see it as Holy?