Monday 10 March 2008

the little things

lately i've been feeling like i'm missing something. not necessarily something i don't have, but as if there are blinders on my head and what should be seen is just outside vision.

it's not often that i've a chance to just sit and read. maybe one of my favourite things to do, but today i had the time and this struck me as perhaps part of what i'm missing.

it's from Dietrich Bonhoffer's Life Together:

We prevent GOD from giving us the great spiritual gifts HE has in store for us, because we do not give thanks for daily gifts.
We think we dare not be satisfied with the small measure of spiritual knowledge, experience, and love that has been given to us, and that we must constantly be looking forward eagerly for the highest good. Then we deplore the fact that we lack the deep certainty, the strong faith, and the rich experience that GOD has given to others, and we consider this lament to be pious....
Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things.

i would like to continue to think of, and be thankful for the little things, especially in this time now when things are a bit more uncertain and the future doesn't look especially bright.

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