Like creamer in your coffee
At the core of Ignatian Spirituality is finding God in all things. At times, God might seem like some far off being, but if we look closely enough; we notice Her all around us. A month ago, my community mate, Kim, led a spirituality night in which she introduced her practice of finding God’s presence in the everyday. Her high school Theology teacher, Ms. Hippe, referred to these moments as G.O.G.s (Glimpses of God).
Our placement sites are challenging work, as is community life at home. Because of this, it is all too easy to lose sight of the joy and hope around us. Kim’s habit has proved to be particularly challenging for me. I have to make a conscious effort to notice God’s action in our world. Two months since Kim’s spirituality night and I am still not perfect at spotting these moments, but I do notice them every once in a while.
After every blog post, from now on, I am going to share some of my Most Recent G.O.G.s (Glimpses of God):
Spending JVC Re-Orientation (Re-O) in the beautiful canyons of Leakey, TX where the river water was so clear I could see fish swimming.
Belting country songs with my community mates and laughing so hard, I cried.
Running over a block to catch the bus, only to then realize the bus driver was waiting for me all along.
Standing in the pouring rain, waiting for the bus, when a young couple offered me space under their umbrella.
Finding commonality with a stranger on the bus and bonding over our love for snow and missing real winters back North.
And of course, getting to taste how good hazelnut creamer tastes in coffee, especially after only having had milk for a while.