“We must always remember that God does everything well,
although we may not see the reason of what He does.”
St. Philip Neri
(part of a bilboard is visable from where we parked for a pick up order from Longhorn’s / Julie Cook / 2020)
We had worked all day in our attic…sorting the boxes and plastic tubs of our younger lives.
What to keep, what to toss.
The art of a toddler, the 1950 bank files of my dad, my mom’s 70’s stylish readers,
my dad’s 1930’s coloring books, my husband’s father’s WWII pictures…
Yet the dust and decay took a toll on my sinuses–just like like white on rice…
oh wait, is that colloquialism considered passe PC in this culture of ours???
After a full day’s work, we opted to order supper to go from our local Longhorn.
When we pulled into the parking lot, finding a parking spot, I couldn’t help but
notice a rather prominent portion of the billboard hiding just behind the neighboring McDonalds.
The word GOD drew in my attention.
I wonder, had others noticed the same sign, the same word?
Our life is a gift and a giving to others; therefore it is joy at a profound level.
Anyone who seriously makes this idea his own and begins to practice it will find it to be true;
he will discover that the will to live it out, that is, to accept everything as a gift from God,
can transform our life right down to its roots.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
from You Crown the Year with Your Goodness