Reflection and Prayer for May 14

Reflection

“The simplest, most direct method of creating sacredness into everyday surroundings is cleaning. I know this activity is usually relegated to the realm of drudgery, but it can become a practical means of infusing consciousness into your surroundings. Sacredness is experienced in the qualities of purity, orderliness, balance, and renewal. All of these are achieved through cleaning. In the process, neglected objects and corners of our living environments receive love and attention. The glow of consciousness passes into floors, furniture, dishes, and countertops, making them shine. Without spending a penny on redesign, the room is transformed.”

                                                -Anthony Lawlor in The Temple in the House

Let Us Pray

Almighty God, you fill all things with your presence. In your great love, keep us near you this day. Grant that in all our ways and doings we may remember that you see us, and may we always have grace to know and perceive what things you would have us do, and give us strength to do the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.