deerWhen I walk around the lake or into the woods, I have a feeling of expectancy. Will I see deer? Will a heron fly across the lake? Will I need to sidestep poison ivy? When on a leisurely stroll or an urgent errand, I am attuned to whatever will be, to whatever I’ll meet. Something is always afoot! Those times make me wonder how much I miss at other times. What did I miss when cooking a meal, talking on the phone, driving to work, or playing a game? What did I miss when praying Morning Prayer or attending Sunday worship? Surely, something sacred is always afoot!

O God, give me a sense of expectancy to find you around the corner.

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