14 July 2010


This is an email excerpt from a friend many, many moons ago. I was knee-deep in re-reads last night and it still holds all kinds of beautiful meaning...

"The monks say salvation is about one thing only: being present now, in this moment, in gratitude to God, attentive to what is given to us here and now, taking care to love it appropriately (you love a dirty dish by washing it, you love a bed by making it, just as you love a song by listening to it). The monks say that God is to be found not in the heroic or extraordinary but in the mundane and ordinary. So it is a sign of salvation that you have put clean sheets on your bed and that you lie down on them in gratitude."