The last line in today’s Gospel reminds me of the Jesuit mantra: “Finding God in all things.” It’s an easy phrase to use but in reality it is difficult to put into practice. In his book Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life, Phillip Simmons explains how he was able to find God in all things. Simmons describes a mysticism of everyday life: in the heaped laundry and the bruised toe, in overcooked broccoli, in snow and ice covered trees, in sunrise and sorrow, in laughter and linguine, music and mold. I suppose he was saying, “Find God in all things” all the time. But this takes practice, because I imagine it would be very difficult for most of us to find anything Godlike or incredible in overcooked broccoli!
Are we able to see the incredible things of God throughout our day?
—Fr. Tom Neitzke, S.J. is the President of Creighton Prep, Omaha, NE.