September 21, 2010

In the Ordinary...

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. ~Ephesians 1

We look for visions of heaven and we never dream that all the time God is in the commonplace things and people around us. ~Oswald Chambers

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
~St. Francis of Assisi

Becoming the beloved is pulling the truth revealed to me from above down into the ordinariness of what I am, in fact, thinking of, talking about and doing from hour to hour. ~Henri Nouwen

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Nice quotes. Love Dietrich Bonhoeffer!