Articles tagged with: ordinary

[28 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

“I discover the holy . . . [by] peering under the edges of the ordinary.”
One of the great challenges of faith is wedding the spiritual to the ordinary. It’s not just the old matter of finding the transcendent within the immanent. That’s hard enough, but since the immanent world about us is often quite fascinating, the challenge is really greater than that. (Gerard Manley Hopkins saw God in the swooping hawk and the beautiful dappled things without any problem.)
I think the greater challenge is to see God in the humdrum …