Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gifts

Have you read

"one thousand gifts" by Ann Voskamp yet?

You won't regret delving into this thought provoking book.

Want a taste of what's inside?

"How I want to see the weight of glory break my thick scales,
the weight of glory smash the chains of desperate materialism, 
split the numbing shell of deadening entertainment, 
bust up the ice of catatonic hearts.
I want to see God,
who pulls on the coat of my skin and doesn't leave me
alone in this withering body of mortality.
I want to see God,
who gives gifts in hospitals and gravesides
and homeless shelters and refugee camps and in rain falling on sunflowers
and stars falling over hayfields
and silver scales glinting upriver
and sewage flowing downriver.
Eucharisteo (to be grateful, to give thanks) is everywhere
and I want to see eucharisteo everywhere and

I want to remember how badly 
I really want to see."

"All beauty is only reflection."

"And whether I'm conscious of it or not,
any created thing of which I am amazed,
it is the glimpse of His face to which I bow down.
Do I have eyes to see it's Him and not the thing?
Satan came in the scales that gleamed,
a thing of beauty,
and he lured the first woman and she was deceived.

Do I have eyes to see His face in all things so I'm not merely dazzled
by the trinket,
glitzy bauble dangling for the ogling,
till it flakes and breaks
and I strain for more to lie prostate before?"

You will NOT be disappointed.

Have a blessed day!!


5 comments:

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