“Slowly, increasingly, I am able to see the miraculous in the tiny, quotidian parts of my day: skyscrapers, road signs, file folders, horses in Central Park, ink, pigeons, sidewalks, my mother’s laugh, a text from a friend, a cup of tea.
How ordinary they all are at first glance! How easy it is to overlook them! How easy it is to ignore the millions of consecutive moments that conspired so that we, right now, could sit at the kitchen table and eat cereal, or catch the eye of someone across a crowded room, or write these words, or take a step off the porch, or drive home. How easy it is to forget that God is there—here!—in the midst of all of these things. And yet in every moment God calls to us. God waits for us—until slowly, increasingly, we remember.”
— Kerry Weber, author of “Mercy in the City”
Iggy invites us to find God in all things—to wonder and marvel at the mundane parts of our day where God is alive.
If you’re wondering, how can I find God in pigeons? Or in traffic? take a look at this piece by James Martin, SJ, on finding God in the ordinary, Tim Muldoon on how God’s grace is already among us, and a video on how to find God in all things.
The famous Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, “For Christ plays in ten thousand places, / Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his.” Like Kerry, once you start looking for God in all these places, it’ll be hard to stop.